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Get Involved

GETTING INVOLVED WITH DUCK

TAKE PART IN A DUCK EVENT
 

Taking part in DUCK events is easy to do and a great experience!

The DUCK teams are in place to offer a large, completely diverse set of events for Durham students and staff. Over the course of the year we try to engage with as many people as possible to raise large sums of money for fantastic charities. This year we have the Events, Challenges, Endurance and Ragraid teams who will run events throughout the year to test, thrill and excite! In doing so we are supporting wonderful charities throughout the UK and beyond and we’re very excited for the year ahead. Be it growing moustaches for Movember, taking on the Tough Guy challenge, partying in your back to school attire, running the London or Paris Marathon, or  canoeing across Scotland, we believe there’s something for everyone.

Please follow the relevant tabs (above) to find out more about this year’s individual events.

Expeditions
Volunteer abroad on one of our expeditions where you get the chance to experience a new culture. 

Become a member of a DUCK team


Within DUCK there are some key teams which are in charge of organising the events run throughout the year. Joining one of our teams is a great way to get involved in the fantastic work DUCK does whilst having fun and gaining valuable experience.

The following team leaders are now recruiting:

  • Endurance
    Application Deadline: 
    Sunday 16th October at 8pm.

    I’m looking to recruit a small team of five or six people. If you’re interested in getting more involved with DUCK, joining the Endurance team is the perfect way. I’m looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic team who are willing to give up a few hours every week to help with all aspects of these events – anything from fundraising support or recruitment drives to becoming a team leader or even composing the perfect training playlist. If you would like to join, please send 150-200 words to dsu.duck-endurance@durham.ac.uk explaining why you want to join the team and what you think you can bring to the role.  Good luck!    

  • Publicity
    Application Deadline: Saturday 15th October at 8pm
    If you’re creative, love social media or want to be part of a team that helps with everything DUCK does then apply to be on the publicity team!  As a team we will work together with other teams to publicise all the events DUCK runs and try to get as many people to take part as possible.  Your role will be varied and flexible – it could be designing posters, directing videos or keeping people interested in DUCK on our social media.  If you would like to apply please write 100 – 250 words on why you would like to be on this team, what skills you can bring to the team and any experience you may have.  Send this to dsu.duck-communications@durham.ac.uk.  Good luck!

  • Events
    Application Deadline: Sunday 16th October.

    The events team is looking for recruits! I'm Katie, the events officer, and I am looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, hard working and charity loving people who want to help organise huge university wide events from club nights to balls throughout the year for good causes. It'll be a lot of fun, with plenty of socials and so it's a great way to meet new people! I would love to hear from you if you're interested in getting involved or learning more about what we do. To apply to the team please send me 200 words on why you want to be involved and why you should get the role to dsu.duck-events@durham.ac.uk!

  • Queen's Campus
    Application Deadline: Saturday 15th October.

If you want to help get Queen’s Campus students involved in the amazing opportunities DUCK has to offer then please write 100-200 words on why you want to join the team, the skills that you will bring, any experience you have in event organisation and if you have any particular charities or causes that you are passionate about. E-mail your application to dsu.duck-queenscampus@durham.ac.uk. The deadline for this will be the 15th October with the first meeting being on the 19th October, 12:00. 

  • RagRaids
    Application Deadline: Applications open at a later date.

  • Challenges
    Application Deadline: Open at a later date.