Access All Areas

Access All Areas is the newest volunteering arm of the Students' Union, bringing together a range of student-led educational volunteer projects in the local community. All of our projects have the same aim - to improve access and widen participation in education. We have both one-off and long-term volunteering opportunities that run throughout the year. We lead workshops in local primary schools, run educational outreach projects and mentoring schemes in the community. So if you're passionate about access, and looking to volunteer or set up your own project, come and get involved!

Current Projects

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Bee a Baller, our newest Access All Areas project, aims to run weekly basketball training sessions in a local school, supporting the progression of pupils at all levels of ability. Stay tuned for updates on this project!

Club MFL provides weekly French and Spanish lessons to local primary school pupils. If you would like to support children improve their language skills, apply to be a volunteer on the Volunteer Hub

Volunteers with Code Club host a weekly after school club for pupils aged 7-11, teaching them the basics of coding using the programming language Scratch. To get involved, search for the project on the Volunteer Hub or keep up to date with all STEM Society opportunities on Facebook.

FunFair hosts day-long STEM workshop days for local primary school children before taking participants on a tour of campus. If you’re passionate about getting children interested in STEM subjects, apply to join the project via the Volunteer Hub.

Our Medics in Primary Schools teach weekly sessions on a range of topics such as Antibiotic Awareness to pupils aged 8-11 years at local primary schools. If you’re currently studying for a medical degree at the University of Manchester and would like to gain experience of teaching, working with children or meeting fellow Medics, join the society via the SU website and keep up to date with the project on Facebook.

Reading Mentors support pupils in local primary schools (aged 5-11 years) with their reading. If you would like to become one of our Reading Mentors, volunteering to help three children practice their reading, apply online through the Volunteer Hub.

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LIGHTSS run weekly workshops at schools and community centres to support GCSE students preparing for exams. If you believe you have the skills to help students by delivering these sessions, which cover both course content and revision technique, apply to become a Volunteer Tutor online via the Volunteer Hub.

Volunteers on our Lunchtime Study Space project run weekly one hour drop-in sessions for Key Stage 4 students (aged 14-16) during their lunchbreak. If you believe you have the skills to tutor GCSE students, apply online through the Volunteer Hub.

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MedReach is an online mentoring programme for prospective Medicine students at local schools and sixth form colleges. If you are currently studying a medical degree at the University of Manchester and would like to help college-age students achieve the same dream, apply to join the project via the Volunteer Hub.

Our Manchester Outreach Medics host day-long workshops for sixth form students on a range of topics including life as a Med student, medical ethics, communication skills, UKCAT and BMAT. To apply to become an Outreach Medic, check out the opportunity vacancy on the Volunteer Hub.

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Consider Postgrad is an annual event encouraging University of Manchester students to consider completing a postgraduate course. If you’d like to share your experience of postgraduate study by writing a biography or helping at the event, apply through the Volunteer Hub.

The MMRSSoc Undergraduate Research Conference is an annual conference for undergraduate students at the University of Manchester, offering opportunities to listen to renowned researchers present on their area of expertise, as well as attend workshops that are tailored to them. Volunteers from the Society organise the conference, as well as hosting an essay competition for students, and you can apply for positions via the Volunteer Hub.

Your Access All Areas Committee

Chair: Monica-Alexandra Voina
Treasurer: Angela Chen
Events Coordinator: Altyn Timraliyeva
Targeting and Research Coordinator: Ana Porumb

Contact us

Twitter: @AccessMCR
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