Liverpool Guild of Students has launched its Societies in Schools project, aimed at promoting work in the wider community.

Societies wanting to work in schools can now get support for gaining CRB checks, planning sessions, contacting schools, funding, training and society collaboration.

All societies have been invited to take part meaning an extremely wide range of workshops and opportunities could be on offer.

Vice President Maggie Hayes, who is leading on the project, said that whilst this opportunity had been open before, students had asked for more training and support, which is what the Guild will aim to provide.

She said “It fits in with my work on Widening Participation and commitment to community outreach.

“By providing volunteering opportunities and working in schools that would be part of the access agreement, where students might not normally go on to university, we are creating local community interaction.

“In the current climate of Higher Education it is important for us to talk about the value of university and education in a different way. By sending students into schools to talk about the activities they are passionate about, we can do this.”

Several societies have already expressed interest including Liverpool Debating, English Society.

The deadline for proposals is October 17 at 12pm, and submission forms can be found here.

LGoS currently has over 157 societies, details of which can be found here.