Can I study and get involved with Girlguiding at the same time?

Whether you’re going to university for the first time ever in September or you’re going to head back after a gloriously long summer holiday – getting involved with Girlguiding is a great way to have fun, give back and take a break from all those essays! Plus, you’ll learn new skills and add sparkle to your CV.

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It doesn’t matter how much guiding you’ve done before – there will be a volunteering opportunity for you.

This video explains all the benefits to guiding whilst you study, whether you’re at school, college or university, if you’re moving away or studying closer to home.

Finding a new unit when you move home

Moving home, whether you’re going for university or your whole family is upping sticks, can be pretty stressful. But even though finding a new unit may seem a hassle to start with, ultimately it will make finding friends a whole lot easier.

This sheet of FAQs will give you lots of useful advice about joining another unit.

You can find your University’s Student Scout and Guide Organisation through the SSAGO website.

If you want more inspiration we have stories of how other students got involved in our ‘It Worked for Us’ series in the Girlguiding Members’ area.

Get other students involved

Persuading your new course friends or flat mates into guiding is going to be easy with all of our fabulous recruitment resources.

You can personalise leaflets, banners, postcards, and wallplanners all available in our Online Print Centre. Or you can order them from our online shop for free.

You can also download the student recruitment video (MOV format).

You might just want to show these resources to your friends, or you could set up a stall on campus or at Fresher’s Fair.

If you’re involved in leading students then this information from Growing Guides will help you.