NCS

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WHAT’S NCS?

NCS Southampton is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every 15-17 year old in the city. You’ll make new friends, experience new activities and learn new skills while challenging yourself and contributing to your local area.

WHY DO NCS?

  • Grow your confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop skills and create a killer CV
  • Experience an unforgettable summer

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

  • A stay at an outdoor activity centre
  • The opportunity to gain new skills
  • A stay in university halls
  • The chance to plan & run a project
  • A great experience for a CV

YOUR NCS

WEEK 1: GET ACTIVE

Five days away from home enjoying instructor-led group activities such as kayaking, high ropes and rock climbing.

WEEK 2: GET INVOLVED

While spending 5 days living in Southampton Solent University Halls, your responsibility is increased as you have to cook and budget for yourselves, and are encouraged to become more independent. You will also gain a first aid qualification.

WEEK 3 & 4: MAKE A DIFFERENCE

You will meet with local businesses and organisations in Southampton, before planning a ‘Social Action Project’ with your team in your local community. You will then pitch for funding to kick start your chosen project, ready to make an impact in Southampton.

GRADUATION

Finally you graduate – receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. And as part of the NCS Graduate Programme you get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering in Southampton, and stay connected to each other and your local community.