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.

 

Homeless, Not Helpless

Just over two years ago, I had my first shift at Jimmy’s Cambridge, an emergency accommodation provider in the heart…

Maeve Slattery

Social Action


Trustees’ Week 2015: Advice for Students and Young People

Here in the UK, it’s currently Trustees’ Week – the sixth annual celebration of trusteeship. Trustees’ Week aims to highlight…


Student Solidarity Across Borders? Higher Education’s Historical Role in Assisting Refugee Communities

The ongoing refugee crisis unfolding across Europe has many commentators speaking of the ‘unprecedented’ nature of problems facing national authorities,…

Dr Georgina Brewis

Education, Policy, Social Action


Students, Sector Leaders and Social Innovation

It’s that time of year again! University terms have kicked off and we’re looking ahead to Emerge on 7-8th November…


Code Red: Learn Vital Skills and Inspire the Next Generation

Today we’re welcoming to the blog one of our partners, Code Club, who are a nationwide network of volunteer-led after…


What is ‘The Student Experience’?

In his article, Peter Scott bemoans the move from universities providing an academic education to universities providing students with an…


Impact International Competition Now Live

Have you recently returned from a volunteering placement abroad? Do you want to share your experience with other students, organisations…


Overcoming Fear

A few weeks ago, I spent a Thursday afternoon sitting in a small circle of people discussing the environment and…


Shaking up Menstruation – the beginning of Monthlies.

I hate getting my period. It’s messy and inconvenient and it hurts! And actually, there are loads of other things…


ESDC Bristol: The Future of Student Involvement in Sustainable Action

Earlier this week, the Education for Sustainable Development Conference in Bristol brought together a range of higher education practitioners who…