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Girls Day Schools Trust, Saturday 7th July

  • Clare College Conferencing Memorial Court Cambridge, England, CB3 9AJ United Kingdom (map)

On this page you'll find:

  1. An overview of the day 
  2. A timetable 
  3. Reasons to volunteer
  4. Who can volunteer
  5. Guidance
  6. Information on the OxFizz staff running this day
  7. Travel information, and; 
  8. Other logistical information

1. Overview 

On Saturday 7th July, our volunteers are delivering subject-specific tutorials for girls from the Girls Day Schools Trust (GDST). 

The GDST is a group of 25 independent girls schools. Each year they run a weekend at the Clare College Conferencing Centre, where they invite girls from across their network to work on their university applications. Our workshops form a part of this broader weekend. 

This is a fundraising opportunity; in return for helping, volunteers will raise money for a charity of their choice.

Clare College Conferencing Centre, Cambridge

Clare College Conferencing Centre, Cambridge

2. Timetable

The tutorials last 60 minutes, and each volunteer will ideally deliver two tutorials with two different groups over the course of the day: 

The timetable is as follows:

  • 13.00pm: Arrival and briefing
  • 13.15 - 14.15pm: Tutorial 1
  • 14.15 - 14.25pm: Coffee break
  • 14.25pm- 15.25: Tutorial 2 (same content)

Please note that the sessions are taking place in the Clare College Conferencing Centre, not the main Clare College building.

3. Why volunteer

  • Fundraising. This is one of the first fundraising opportunities of the 2018 year, and is an excellent way to get started raising money for a cause close to your heart. You can read more here about the excellent charities our volunteers have supported in the past.
  • Career Skills. This is a chance to develop and refine skills that may be useful in your career – public speaking, confidence, organisation, time management, leadership, action planning and creativity
  • Enjoyable. As well as useful for the students, these sessions can be some of the most enjoyable to run. They are lively, interactive, rewarding, and fun. 
  • Motivated students. We have worked with girls from the GDST for years, and they're really enthusiastic and motivated by their university applications. 

4. Who can volunteer

We recognise that delivering group tutorials can be daunting. However, this will become easier with practice and training, and we will provide support to anyone who is interested in volunteering on this day. We think the following makes a good tutorial leader:

  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Good public speaker
  • Interactive
  • Organised
  • Positive
  • Professional

5. Guidance

Our volunteers have a lot of flexibility when designing their tutorials - they can focus on topics and subjects which they feel comfortable teaching in. 

The brief for the tutorials is as follows: 

  • Offers the students a realistic experience of university-style teaching 
  • Encourages the students to engage in discussion and debate around their chosen subject 
  • Encourages the students to refine their verbal skills 

If you feel you would benefit from more general guidance on tutorial delivery, or on structuring your content, please do not hestitate to be in touch with Lee and he would be happy to help. 

6. Who’s running this day

Lee, our Volunteering Coordinator

Lee, our Volunteering Coordinator

This day will be run by Lee, our Volunteering Coordinator. If you have any questions about the day, please do not hesitate to be in touch. He is also reachable on: 07464 631970

Also at the event from OxFizz will be Zoe, our CEO, and Katie, our Digital Products Developer (and GDST alumni). They will be on hand during the day should you have any questions or queries.

7. Travel

Please arrive to the day by 14.00pm, in good time for the start of the first tutorial. 

The nearest station is Cambridge which is reachable via Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street or Kings Cross. It is then a 15 - 20 minute journey is a taxi to the Conference Centre. 

Please note that we will cover reasonable travel expenses (let us know if they will exceed £40). Keep any receipts or evidence of travel and hand them in on the day, along with your bank details.


8. Other logistics

As mentioned above, there will be a coffee break during the day with refreshments. 

The dress code is smart casual, please.

We will cover all volunteer printing. Please tell us if you require anything extra printed.