ERIC Number: EJ721253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 36
Geography, Citizenship and Volunteering: Some Uses of the Higher Education Active Community Fund in Geography
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v29 n3 p355-368 Nov 2005
Voluntary work with local communities has been advocated as beneficial for geography students, higher education institutions and the public. In England, the Higher Education Active Community Fund (HEACF) has recently been established by the Government to encourage staff and students in higher education to undertake voluntary work in local communities. This paper reports on the use of HEACF funding to develop voluntary work projects for geography students at the University of Plymouth. It examines the student experience of voluntary working and concludes that it helps students to develop as both geographers and active citizens in their local communities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, Citizen Participation, Geography, Student Volunteers, Service Learning, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)