Find out how to volunteer on projects to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities

Since Covid-19 first hit, DMU has been working with Leicester City Council to help the city recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Together, we’ve come up with projects that could help the economy, and we’d love your help to make them a reality.

We’re asking students to volunteer their time to support projects that could make a real difference to the lives of people, businesses and communities across the city. The projects run across six key areas: the environment, economy, infrastructure, community, health and the future city.

I’m interested – can you tell me more?

Mark Charlton, DMU’s Associate Director of Public Engagement, will be available on Microsoft Teams to explain more about the projects on Tuesday 24 November at 4pm and Wednesday 25 November at 2pm. Click on the relevant link to join when the Teams sessions are live.

Please email if you want any more details about how to volunteer.

All the projects will be linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a series of 17 targets that aim to make positive changes to the way people live and work, and the environment. DMU is the only UK university to be a hub for SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

More than 70 researchers, 60 community groups, representatives from 40 businesses, senior council and local authority officials have contributed to the ideas. In all, there were more than 250 suggestions that people felt would help the communities to emerge from the crisis stronger than before.

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Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2020

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