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.

 

Harnessing the power of video on a shoe-string budget

Video naturally appeals to the human brain. Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video…

Ravinol Chambers

Third Sector


How innovative companies such as Storemates and eRated are helping to grow the sharing caring collaborative economy.

Estimates show that the sharing economy could be worth $335bn by 2025 Even the Government wants to get involved in…

Bally Sappal and Matthew Godwin

Social Enterprise


The future of social action in universities: what can we learn from student leaders?

Generation selfie is dead; long live the millennials. A ‘values revolution’ is being driven by young people who value purpose…


Sustainable consumption on a student budget

On Saturday 7th March, Southampton Hub held another daylong Sustainability Festival that proved to bring even more students, staff and…


Volunteer for Cambridge: the power of community collaboration

Collaboration is a tricky word. More often than not collaborative projects can be undermined by a minefield of negotiations about…

Anna Malan

Social Action


The A-Z of social enterprise

One of the things l really love about the work I do is the mentoring of business leaders and social…

Liam Black

Social Enterprise


#UpForSchool: A reflection on education

As a trainee teacher, reflecting on the role and place of education has impacted greatly on me during my time…


#UpForSchool: Rise up for education rights for all children

Education is the birth right of every child, but today there are more than 120 million children who do not…


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…


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