Diamond ChallengeWow! What an amazing response to our once-in-a-lifetime Duke of Edinburgh Award inspired Diamond Challenge.

At the launch last Wednesday in Chancellor’s Mall there was a massive response from staff, students and societies signing up to take part.

But there is still time to join in the fun – so join up at our website or go grab a flyer from the Students’ Union reception in Chancellor’s Mall.

The name of the game is for us all to push boundaries and challenge ourselves, while raising funds to help transform young lives in our area.

We’ve set ourselves a goal – to have 100 staff and 1,000 students from our University joining together in the challenge which runs until the end of this year.

‘More than 200 of you have already jumped on board and we’re thrilled with the launch success,’ said Karen Openshaw, who is leading the DofE Diamond Challenge at the University is CSR Programme Manager. ‘There’s no limit to what you can do – big or small, if it’s a challenge for you, it counts,’ said Karen.

Diamond Challenge studentsThe DofE was founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and now runs in 144 countries. In that time millions of young people have taken part in the scheme, challenging themselves and making a difference to their communities. This year is the organisation’s 60th anniversary.

The target is for everyone taking part to raise £60 and the Diamond pins will be presented at a glittering ceremony set to be held early in the New Year. If you can’t commit to raising £60 you are still very welcome to take part and will receive a University Diamond Challenge certificate.

Pictured above: Cesca Bury and Karen Openshaw ready to sign up

Pictured right: Cesca signing up students in the Chancellor’s Mall

Leave a Comment






Submit a story

Got a news story or an upcoming event you would like including in the weekly bulletin?
Log in with your university account to tell us more ...

Log In