Students prepare to take the plunge for charity
The event, which will see over 100 students team up with members of staff from the University's International Office and abseil 100ft down the building, will take place on Saturday 27 April at the University's Portland Building in the city centre.
Volunteers taking part in the abseil will be involved in various activities within their projects, including teaching English in local schools, sports coaching, helping to build playgrounds in Uganda and turtle conservation work in Crete.
Habib Lodal, Team Leader forthe Kenya project, commented: "The abseil is afantastic way to raise important funds for each of our designated charities and will be a great team-building exercise ahead of the trip. Myself and the team are raising funds for Pleasant Valley View Foundation school in Kenya so I hope that we can make as much as possible, as well as have a bit of fun at the same time."
Leeds Metropolitan University has run an international volunteering programme for students and staff since 2006. The scheme gives students employability skills whilst supporting the University's relationships with community and charity partnerships overseas.