Assessing the benefit of the project
Dr Angela Benson has been conducting interviews with the group over the previous two weeks. Angela is assessing the usefulness of the project for the students in regards to the educational benefit and also to their understanding and motivation for volunteering over the project. The students and staff found the sessions to be a very open opportunity to discuss what they hope to gain from the experience. Angela will then interview both the staff and students after arriving back. This will hopefully be used by others in the future to help them develop and plan volunteering projects abroad, integrated with education whether in HE, FE or school based groups. This will then be presented at the forthcoming Learning and Teaching Conference in July.