Joint statement from Student Hubs and the University of Winchester

Posted on: 18 July 2022

Since 2014, Student Hubs and the University of Winchester have worked together to champion student leadership and engagement with social action through Winchester Hub. In those nine years, we’ve shared fantastic success through our impact on students, the local community, and the wider university. Over our time together, we are incredibly proud to have engaged over 3,600 students in social and environmental action through practical volunteering opportunities, skilled placements, events and training, as well as supporting students to incubate their own community programmes and social enterprises. We have also worked with countless more community partners and residents ranging from the elderly to children from all walks of life. 

In light of a new strategic direction both from the University of Winchester and Student Hubs, a difficult decision has been made to end our partnership in its current structure, which means the closure of Winchester Hub. We are still committed to working together and are currently exploring exciting new ways of collaboration and innovation in how we jointly approach social and environmental justice whilst supporting students to thrive both during their time at university and setting them up for success post-graduation. 

The wrap up of Winchester Hub will take a few months as we ensure our students, community, and partners are well supported to flourish going forwards. Our partnership in its current format will run until the end of September 2022. There will be more details to follow as we map out our approach to this process. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our students, community members and organisations, and staff at both the University and Student Hubs who have contributed to Winchester Hub’s success over the past nine years. We will be in touch directly with partners to provide a clear offboarding process from current activities and to share more about our plans for the future. 

If you have any questions, please see the relevant contact details below:

Student Hubs: CEO, Simran Dhanjal at sim.dhanjal@studenthubs.org

University of WinchesterPro-Vice Chancellor, Sam Jones at sam.jones@winchester.ac.uk 

Student Hubs and the University of Winchester

Student Hubs and the University of Winchester wanted to share a joint statement about the closure of our Winchester Hub.

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