Engage for Change
Cambridge Hub’s third Engage for Change cohort has come to an end this month. Overall, they had 9 students complete the whole programme and develop various sustainability related projects. At the showcase event, students shared more about their projects which focused on areas such as writing computer codes to automatically detect and classify wildlife and reducing plastic use inside a biochemical lab.
One Community Forum
Over the last week, our Birmingham Projects Officer and Intern have held a One Community Forum in partnership with University College Birmingham. The session allowed staff, students and community organisations in Birmingham to have vital conversations about knowledge exchange, volunteering and the value students can bring to the community. A report will be released on the findings and recommendations from the sessions later this summer. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates.
In the Spotlight
This month, we would like to put our new starter Amy Bond in the spotlight. Amy is joining us in a new role as Operations and Activities Manager. Here is a little from Amy about her background and interests:
‘My career path so far has been focused in community liaison and development. Most recently, I was a Wellbeing Officer at my local Town Council. I love roles where I know my work is making a difference to people and communities, so am very excited to be working at Student Hubs.
I have quite a mixed academic background – although I studied both my undergraduate degree and masters at the University of Exeter, they were in totally different disciplines (BA English and MSc Global Sustainability Solutions respectively). I love learning and used my masters as a way to dive into a social issue I am particularly passionate about.
I have volunteered since I was a teenager, and know first-hand the benefits doing so brings. My volunteering journey started in gymnastics coaching and has taken me on a winding route to being a volunteer Comms Officer at Football For Future. It’s incredibly rewarding and enables me to combine my love for football (I’m a lifelong Liverpool fan – no, I don’t want to talk about last season…) with practical action to make the sport more sustainable.
I’m lucky enough to live by the sea (Weston-super-Mare at the moment, soon to be Brighton) so am lucky enough to be able to go for long walks along the beach on sunnier evenings. If it’s colder out, you’re likely to find me cuddling my cat, reading a book or trying out a new sport.’
What to Look Out For
- Student Hubs Book Club – Book Pick for August
We will be announcing our book club choice for August next week, so keep an eye out on our alumni groups and our Discord server. Join our Discord Server here.
- Student Hubs is Recruiting!
We are recruiting a new Southampton Hub Programmes Manager to support the delivery of our projects in Southampton. We are also recruiting new Trustees to join us for a three year term. You can find out more about the roles here.
- Alumni Wrap-Up
Check our instagram stories for our usual biweekly alumni wrap-up for more news and opportunities.