Our aims are to:
- Fundraise for the NSPCC Childline Aberdeen base through social events.
- Promote awareness of NSPCC Childline and volunteering to students on campus.
- Organise extra-curricular teaching sessions on topics relevant to students such as communication skills workshops, mental health in young people and safeguarding in young people.
Raising awareness of volunteering for Childline provides students an opportunity to gain an incredible skillset which is a valuable contribution to future job applications and interviews.
Our social fundraising events will give students an opportunity to meet new people and socialise both on and off campus. As we aim to have a presence on both Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses this may be a great opportunity for students to get to know others on different courses that they may otherwise not meet.
We aim to run teaching sessions delivered by Childline staff or other specialists such as psychiatrists, GPs, medical science researchers and psychologists. This will allow students to network with experts in their field and explore and expand their interests. For medical students we will also run small group sessions on relevant topics for exams such as communication skills as there is a lot to learn from the Childline counselling model.