Societies, funding, volunteering, and more.


Use the Volunteering Portal to log hours. Sign up with your University email. You can log hours for any volunteering as a School President, Class Rep, Affiliated Society Committee member, or as part of a Union subcommittee or Saints Sport club. If you're not sure whether something qualifies, ask DoSDA@.

If you need help using the portal, check the volunteer guide or manager guide. Any questions relating to volunteering should be sent to DoSDA@.

You can log hours back as far as 6 months. Unfortunately any hours beyond this may not be approved.


You must include evidence when logging hours. This can be meeting minutes, screenshots of messages, or even selfies. For example, the below screenshot would be a valid piece of evidence for a short meeting, although a supporting description of the meeting, minutes or pictures from the meeting would also be useful.

Awards & Essay

Volunteering Awards are included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript. First, log enough hours on the portal to reach one of the following levels:

  • Bronze – 50 hours
  • Silver – 100 hours
  • Gold – 300 hours
  • Platinum – 500 hours

Once you have reached a threshold, you will then need to submit an essay of no more than 500 words, reflecting on your volunteering experience. You only need to do this for the highest threshold you reach. This essay should cover what you’ve done, what you’ve learned, and what graduate attributes you have developed. Most people submit the essay in their last semester before graduating.

For 2021 graduates, the deadline is 4th June to log hours, and 7th June to submit the reflective essay.