Rebecca Chivers | Session Leader Placement
Rebecca volunteered for the local charity First Stop, running Sunday learning sessions for adults. She approached vTeam wanting to develop her curricular studies through practical experience and to help others. She did so successfully and will continue with her placement as a regular project. Read her testimonial and get in touch if you want to be involved with her project.
"As a first year student I wanted to do something that resonated with my passions and not only taught me, but helped others. When I suggested a placement, which was involved with the teaching of disadvantaged people, I did not expect such an ideal opportunity to come up, and so quickly- but I am grateful it did. Studying Criminology with Social Psychology means that I am able to relate what I learn from volunteering with what I learn during term time, it has also allowed me to delve into a very real issue of contemporary society.
Now that my placement ended, I am able to confidently say that I have gained skills to lead, teach and manage time and these will undoubtedly help me with my future career plans. I am also now turning my placement into a regular project to continue to support the community."