Action
This is Action, the volunteering section!

Action is a lovely section really, it's your opportunity to help benefit the local and wider community. Our wonderful volunteers do amazing things for people all around and are always well spoken of around the Loughborough area don't you know!

There are 7 Action areas to get involved in:
Community outreach
Sport
International
Overseas
Young persons
Equality & Diversity
A-Teams (Hall led projects)
Department-led projects

We specialise in weekly projects for the local community and make Loughborough an even better place to be!

With over 45 individual projects for you to get involved in you'll never run out of opportunities for good karma.


Bragging Rights

  • In 2017, we received the Queens Award for voluntary service
  • Over the past 4 years, volunteers have donated over 100,000 hours to both local and far away international communities

Who you gonna call?
Jodie Evans - Action Chair
Anne Cato - Action Administrator
A-Teams (Hall led projects)
Collaborations and Departments
Coming Soon
Community Outreach
Equality and Diversity
Young Persons
Membership

You're in luck! There's no membership required for this section. So, go on! What are you waiting for?


Alpaca Farm Volunteering
24 Apr 2021
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Come help us by volunteering at the Alpaca Farm! It's a long days work but it's definitely worth it as you get to meet, feed and cuddle the alpacas at the end of the day. The jobs we do range from painting, to laying paths, to trimming hedges. 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the bus will leave at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 09:30am - 05:00pm
Alpaca Farm Volunteering
25 Apr 2021
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Come help us by volunteering at the Alpaca Farm! It's a long days work but it's definitely worth it as you get to meet, feed and cuddle the alpacas at the end of the day. The jobs we do range from painting, to laying paths, to trimming hedges. 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the bus will leave at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 09:30am - 05:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
26 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 09:45am - 12:30pm
Action Litter Pick
26 Apr 2021
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Help improve your local area by going out to litter pick for a couple of hours. We will provide you with the pickers and the bags so you can collect as much as you can. Locations shall vary from around the canal and Loughborough town off campus, to around the student village on campus.

This project is amazing as you’re helping your local community, fellow students, the environment and therefore, in a way, the whole world! Doing something as little as clearing the litter from one area from can make a huge difference!!

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 11:45am - 02:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
26 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:45pm - 03:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
27 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 09:45am - 12:30pm
Action Litter Pick
27 Apr 2021
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Help improve your local area by going out to litter pick for a couple of hours. We will provide you with the pickers and the bags so you can collect as much as you can. Locations shall vary from around the canal and Loughborough town off campus, to around the student village on campus.

This project is amazing as you’re helping your local community, fellow students, the environment and therefore, in a way, the whole world! Doing something as little as clearing the litter from one area from can make a huge difference!!

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 10:45am - 01:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
27 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:45pm - 03:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
28 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 09:45am - 12:30pm
Action Litter Pick
28 Apr 2021
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Help improve your local area by going out to litter pick for a couple of hours. We will provide you with the pickers and the bags so you can collect as much as you can. Locations shall vary from around the canal and Loughborough town off campus, to around the student village on campus.

 

This project is amazing as you’re helping your local community, fellow students, the environment and therefore, in a way, the whole world! Doing something as little as clearing the litter from one area from can make a huge difference!!

 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 10:15am - 12:30pm
Action Landscapes LSU
28 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:45pm - 03:00pm
Action Fearon Hall
28 Apr 2021
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The lovely ladies at Fearon hall need our help to maintain the land out front. This project involves working in their garden to do some weeding, to enable the ladies to concentrate more on their work supporting those locally who need it. If you do a good job, then you get a treat of tea and biscuits at the end, how lovely!

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Fearon Hall
Time: 12:45pm - 04:00pm
Action Sustainability Project
28 Apr 2021
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Help the University’s sustainability team at Holywell. This project involves ripping brambles and dead branches out of hedges. All volunteers who have been on this project have told us “it’s a lot more fun than what you described”, so don’t be fooled by the boring description!

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: STEM Ideas Factory
Time: 12:45pm - 04:00pm
Action Hardwick House
28 Apr 2021
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Hardwick is a local school for autistic children, volunteers help to maintain the outdoor play area and driveway. From weeding and spreading wood clippings to helping maintain the chicken and rabbit enclosures. They also have two very cute dogs.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:00pm - 04:00pm
Action Waterside Care Project
28 Apr 2021
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Come down and help the waterside care team clean up along Burleigh Brook. This is a very fun and impactful project, helping the local wildlife to live in healthier conditions.

 Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:15pm - 04:00pm
Action Ronald West Court Project
28 Apr 2021
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Ronald West Court is a retirement and assisted living facility in Loughborough. They are home to many of our projects like Tea & Talk, and their residents come to our events like Flicks Down Memory Lane. This project involves helping maintain their garden and having a little bit of a natter with the residents who have been on their own over the past year. So, brush off your gardening skills, and volunteer on this wholesome project.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:15pm - 04:00pm
Action Mountfields Project
28 Apr 2021
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This project involves a group of volunteers gardening at a local primary school - we are currently working on developing the outdoor play area.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:30pm - 04:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
29 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 09:45am - 12:30pm
Action Landscapes LSU
29 Apr 2021
Action Landscapes LSU Placeholder Thumbnail

Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:45pm - 03:00pm
Action Litter Pick
29 Apr 2021
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Help improve your local area by going out to litter pick for a couple of hours. We will provide you with the pickers and the bags so you can collect as much as you can. Locations shall vary from around the canal and Loughborough town off campus, to around the student village on campus.

 This project is amazing as you’re helping your local community, fellow students, the environment and therefore, in a way, the whole world! Doing something as little as clearing the litter from one area from can make a huge difference!!

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:45pm - 04:00pm
Action Landscapes LSU
30 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 09:45am - 12:30pm
Action Landscapes LSU
30 Apr 2021
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Students came to Action saying they would like to make changes to the outside of the LSU building. Lots of changes are being made inside to make it nicer for those who visit, so why can't they make changes to the outside?

Well, we listened, we asked, and we made it a project for you! With guidance from the University's sustainability team, you can help transform the outside area by JCs into a more enjoyable space for students. You will be removing the litter, clearing weeds and bushes, and helping to make a positive change on your campus.

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the project begins at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes and sturdy shoes. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:45pm - 03:00pm
Action Litter Pick
30 Apr 2021
Action Litter Pick Placeholder Thumbnail

Help improve your local area by going out to litter pick for a couple of hours. We will provide you with the pickers and the bags so you can collect as much as you can. Locations shall vary from around the canal and Loughborough town off campus, to around the student village on campus.

 This project is amazing as you’re helping your local community, fellow students, the environment and therefore, in a way, the whole world! Doing something as little as clearing the litter from one area from can make a huge difference!!

 This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 01:45pm - 04:00pm
Alpaca Farm Volunteering
1 May 2021
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Come help us by volunteering at the Alpaca Farm! It's a long days work but it's definitely worth it as you get to meet, feed and cuddle the alpacas at the end of the day. The jobs we do range from painting, to laying paths, to trimming hedges. 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the bus will leave at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 09:30am - 05:00pm
Alpaca Farm Volunteering
2 May 2021
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Come help us by volunteering at the Alpaca Farm! It's a long days work but it's definitely worth it as you get to meet, feed and cuddle the alpacas at the end of the day. The jobs we do range from painting, to laying paths, to trimming hedges. 

This project is also a great opportunity to get out in the sun, get some fresh air and possibly meet some new people. It’s an amazing way to make more friends and enhance your Loughborough experience.

You need to make sure you're with us on time as the bus will leave at 10am sharp! Please wear sensible clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch. 

For all our projects, a lateral flow test is compulsory within the week prior to the project, in line with the University regulations. We highly encourage the test is taken within the 48 hours prior to the project starting to ensure the safety of all the volunteers and our project partners.

Location: Off-Campus
Time: 09:30am - 05:00pm

FAQ

Contact your hall Action Rep or come into the Action office in the Student Union.

Yes we log hours and we have a reward system for 10, 25, 50, 100 and 150 hours!

Of course, you can either email the Action Chair or the project leaders of direct projects to get involved, or alternatively, come along to your department projects!

You can run to be either one of our Hall representatives or Department Student Involvement Officers (SIO's) through the respective areas, or you can apply to be a Project Leader directly. If you really want to be involved, committee applications for next year will open after Easter.