As we met and spoke to our newest intake of Freshers this year, one thing that we noticed was their desire to do more charity work in their time at University. Whilst RAG Raids and MegaRaids wet the appetite for charity work and commitment to causes, setting yourself a personal challenge and giving yourself fundraising targets… Read More Challenge yourself with Karnival!
We’ve taken you across the UK on RAG Raids, on the 7 Legged Bar Crawl, to London and Ocean on Megaraids, organised Pub Quizzes and we’ve paved the way for you to trek across the world for Charity. But sadly for Karnival 2015, we have to hand over our infamous red polos to the newest… Read More Being a Karni Rep
Since we all became reps, we have had opportunities to do some amazing volunteering work within the local community. In Karni we call this Kontact, and it’s one of the best things about Karnival because rather than putting money in buckets and sending it to charities (which is still amazing!) you get to physically see… Read More Kontact
In an attempt to prevent myself from doing nothing for 3 months – other than binge watch Netflix and attend over-priced coffee dates, I decided to volunteer at my local library this summer. I took part in the Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering Programme in 2013 so I was welcomed back by the staff, and was… Read More Charlie & The Summer Reading Challenge
Eleanor Plews is a Karnival rep from the Medics team. She wrote this blog entry about the incredible experience she had this summer with Mission Zambia. Becoming a Karni rep has encouraged me to take up many of the charity and fundraising opportunities offered to me, one of which was Mission Zambia. I went the information… Read More Eleanor & Mission Zambia – Summer 2015
On the 16th June, around 30 of the Karnival team took to the concrete for a cold night sleeping under the stars in an effort to bring awareness to the everyday struggles of the homeless and raise money for Shelter. Shelter is a charity which helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing… Read More Karni Sleep Rough for Shelter
On Sunday the 10th of May, a group of young carers came to the University of Nottingham looking for an escape from their day to day life looking after their parents. The community outreach section of Karnival called Kontact planned a day of activities for them, called Young Carers Day, so they could forget about… Read More Young Carers Day 2015
With each challenge that has been announced by Karnival this year, we’ve seen a lot of anxious faces worrying about putting down a non-refundable deposit and then being unable to meet their fundraising targets (particularly for the more expensive challenges like Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu). Now, after having just announced the Barcelona marathon 2016 in… Read More Fundraising for Challenges Made Easy!
Hassan is a 2015 Karni rep that has made the decision not to drink alcohol at university. We inteviewed him to ask if this decision has in any way affected his experience with Karnival. Here’s what he said… What hall are you in and what course do you do? I’m a fresher at Southwell hall… Read More “Not drinking has never stopped me from having a good time”
A couple of months ago we brought you an article from Florence Boot’s Karnival team, entitled, A Week in the Life of FloBo Karni. Well 6 months on, amid the busiest semester you can experience as a rep, a few weeks ago we asked one of the Hugh Stewart team to pen us a piece describing a… Read More A Week in the Life of Hugh Stewart Karni..