Cosmopolitan Carnival 2014!

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This amazing event celebrates Leicester as being the most culturally diverse city in the UK outside of London. It will take place in the streets of the city centre, through every imaginable art form. The organisers are looking for a number of volunteers to help during the festival on the 22nd and 23rd August. Take a look through the list and see if anything takes your fancy! This could be a great chance to do something different this summer.




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Young Heroes Basketball Club


1379672377Some voluntary opportunities with the Young Heroes Basketball club have become available – they are partners with New College, who are wonderful partners of ours!

They would like someone to video the basketball games, this will help them during training and help highlight potential areas of their games that need addressing.


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Student of the year!

AmyBy Amy White

Over the past week we have been making preparations for the first DMU Square Mile volunteer awards evening on Friday 30th May.

Without our fantastic student volunteers Square Mile wouldn’t happen, therefore we wanted to use this event as a chance to celebrate everyone’s achievements, and recognise those who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them as a volunteer and as an ambassador for DMU. Picking winners for the individual categories is going to be extremely difficult, as there are so many examples of dedicated and inspirational volunteers.

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Recovery position please!

AmyBy Amy White

During this academic calendar year we saw the first aid project I.M.P.S (The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools) enter its second year of operation. Now, with this year almost at an end, we take a look back at the fantastic outcomes and impact the project has had within Leicester schools.

The I.M.P.S. programme sees DMU nursing students prepare and deliver sessions in groups, to teach year 5’s and 6’s (10-11 year olds) basic first aid. The wider I.M.P.S. organisation provides resources to use in the sessions, which includes a DVD of scenarios of accidents and how they should be dealt with. The DVD always draws some gasps from children and teachers alike! But the content has proven an invaluable tool in engaging the children to think about the most common injuries reported on the playground.

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Working with Square Mile

Vimme Ranthour, Working with Square Mile


My company, Warning Zone, has been involved with Square Mile’s BusinessWorks project for about a year now. Based out of the Woodgate area, Warning Zone’s care work aims to foster an understanding of risk, consequence of actions, peer pressure and personal responsibility in young people. This is not wrapping children in cotton wool, rather presenting the plain and honest facts in a memorable and understandable way in order to encourage responsible behaviour and sound decision making while living full and active lives. Warning Zone has been involved with Square Mile’s BusinessWorks project for about a year now, working to provide a unique student experience whilst tapping into the expertise of De Montfort as an institution.


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Leicestershire FA partners with Businessworks

FA StudentsBy Jason Martin, Final year DMU Business and Management Student and Square Mile Frontrunner

Leicestershire and Rutland County Football Association have entered into a collaboration with the Business School at De Montfort University to roll out a project to encourage local clubs to register as CASC’s and gain access to tax free income through the Gift Aid Scheme. Following an extensive consultation with HMRC new guidelines are to be introduced early this year simplifying the process of registration and submission of claims.


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