I’d firstly like to offer my sincerest apologies for the lateness of this post. From the worst experience I have EVER had with technology to lovely essays that had to be written, the past week has been very eventful to say the least.
However, back to the post, at the beginning of this month, the UNICEF On Campus society held its first event – a Halloween themed bake sale. I am ecstatic to say that the bake sale was a massive success where we managed to raise over £250!! And I didn’t even buy them all – what a result! It was a brilliant event although it was not all smooth sailing.
My baking skills were definitely put to the test. I would be lying if I said that there was no doubt in the world that the cakes would be existent, let alone edible. Lets just say we were all surprised. At one point, I believe I was too enthusiastic with putting orange food colouring in the icing. I think gruesome would be a fitting word for that batch! Nevertheless, I learnt from my mistake and the second attempt was extremely scrumptious indeed. (Thanks to my wonderful friends taking the lead) 🙂
Now, in my previous post, I promised to explain why I believe fundraising is so important, even if you want a career in the legal field. For me, I find it extremely fulfilling and motivating that I am making a difference, in even the slightest way, for children in need all over the world. The phrase that law students often hear is that “just getting a law degree is not enough,” so getting involved in a range of different activities is a great way to start. Getting involved in societies such as UNICEF on Campus allows you to gain more skills and experience (often ones such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving etc.) that are crucial for an array of law-related work. It also is another way to provide prospective employers with an image of the type of person that you are. By getting involved in charity work, it generally conveys a picture of someone who is passionate and dedicated about a cause and is actively participating to make a difference.
I hope that this post has been helpful and if anyone has any questions about fundraising or anything about being a law student at the University of Leicester (apart from how to make orange icing) please feel free to post below! 🙂