Welcome to our blog. A social space where student leaders, staff and friends of Student Hubs share their experiences and thoughts – from volunteering & social enterprise to exciting news in the third sector or challenging policy questions.


Student Volunteering Week: what is the future of student social action?

It’s that time of year again: Student Volunteering Week is upon us. Of course, at Student Hubs the planning started…

Sara Fernandez

Social Action, Third Sector

Beyond clictivism: how you can support United

It appears easier than ever to do one’s bit to better the world. Buying Fairtrade, signing online petitions or paying…

Six steps to great social action

A key goal of Step Up To Serve’s #iwill campaign is to establish a common impact measurement framework for youth social…

Millenial Mentality: we stand for a more sustainable and equal economy

Gone are the days of walking out of University with no baggage other than your degree certificate and a slightly…

Laura Harrisson

Social Impact Careers

From RAGs to riches (sort of)

I was on the Worthwhile scheme in 2012 to 2013, working as the Oxford Hub Programmes Officer. I had just…

Sarah Hewett

Social Impact Careers

Students can change the way this country is run

This May, the UK goes to the polls in what is set to be the closest election in decades, with…

Francis Wight

Social Action

From Chemistry to Clotho – my social action journey so far

I was on the Worthwhile Grad scheme in 2012-13. I was a slightly unusual case as I hadn’t actually graduated at…

The Practice of Change

By now we are all familiar with the term ‘theory of change’—the idea that charities and social enterprises should have…

Alice Thornton

Third Sector

Alternatives to internships (yes, they do exist!)

It’s that time of year again, everyone is looking around for internships, summer placements and graduate schemes to which they…

A day in the life: lessons learnt between government and not-for-profit

I’m James, a Delivery Manager for Government Digital Service (GDS) which is part of Cabinet Office I recently had the…

James Ashton

Third Sector

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