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Social Action and HE Policy: A Solution for Universities?

Universities are facing an array of challenges as a result of the two key policy developments affecting the Higher Education…

Francis Wight

Education, Policy, Social Action


Our Impact in 2015-16

I am excited to launch our Impact Report for 2015-16, created in partnership with The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC). Last…


From Fresher to Graduate with Southampton Hub

My first encounter with Southampton Hub was as a fresher at the Bunfight (a local term for Societies Fair). I…


Lessons From my First Year of Work

I started working for Student Hubs last August after graduating from Imperial College London, where I was an active student…


Progressing Towards our #iwill Pledge

Along with hundreds of other charities, businesses and education institutions, we are currently celebrating Volunteers’ Week. On Wednesday, we took…


My Social Impact Career Journey So Far

In 2011, I found myself accidentally on the committee of Southampton Hub (it’s a long story). Since then, I’ve been…


Minding the Gap: Lessons from the Oxford Forum for International Development

This year’s Oxford Forum for International Development was centered around understanding the gap between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and…


Scaling Social Action in UK Universities

As part of Step up to Serve’s #iwill campaign, we’ve been working with partners at the National Union of Students…


Tour des Hubs: One Month On

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Tour de France – lots of hills, plenty of lycra, a few drug…


Where are They Now? Measuring our Long-Term Impact

Last week, I delivered training to this year’s Social Impact Internship Scheme cohort, in which we discussed the importance of…


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