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Hi everyone!

I figured it’d be cool to keep you updated on what I’ve been up to since I started my role at Activities Officer Cambridgeshire back in June.

So in this month and a half..ish so much has happened! I’ve done so much training my brain’s about to explode; thankfully there’s always coffee to hand.

This month has been non-stop and I’ve done so many brilliant things but here’s a rundown of a few of my favs:

Meeting Societies

My first and most favourite point is that I’ve met lots of you! It’s been such a fulfilling experience hearing all your cool ideas and getting old and new societies on track for a busy and amazing year! I’m so excited about the year ahead and it’s all thanks to you guys. Please make sure you let me know what you’re up to so I can shout about it!

Cambridge allotments and homeopathic allergy relief

The volunteering team, society members, Dan and I (go team) went ahead and met with members of estates about the allotments in Cambridge (next to Peter Taylor). It was a brilliant discussion about estates working with volunteering and societies to ensure students have more access to the allotments and the fantastic health benefits of having a calming space, gardening and fresh air.

During this meeting my body decided to have its usual bout of ridiculous hay fever, which you can imagine was lots of fun. Geoff mentioned a home remedy of lesser plantain and chocolate mint leaves (both found in the Cambridge allotments) that when ground finely and brewed into tea is an excellent cure for hay fever! Turns out… IT IS!

So all in all, an extremely successful day.

Creative Minds & Volunteering

I’ve been working really closely with volunteering and have had discussions about looking into volunteering opportunities that are more co-curricular so that we can give you a widened variety of prospects which will not only do amazing things for the community but also aid in your development of additional skills.

Are you a creative mind?

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To get involved with Creative Minds, simply create your profile. Once you've created it, you can customise your profile, advertise upcoming events and opportunities and list projects that you would like to collaborate on.

Have an amazing rest of the summer, I look forward to seeing you all when semester 1 begins in September.

Don’t be strangers; an invitation for a coffee is always welcome and so are you.

Thanks guys

Jamie 

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