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.


Seek the Change: a Journey Begins

After two years at Student Hubs I have decided the time has come to pursue a dream I have harboured…

How Does The Army Cadet Force Challenge Volunteering Norms?

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think about volunteering? Many people associate volunteering with charity…

Army Cadet Force (sponsored post)

Social Action

What makes the perfect internship?

What makes the perfect third sector internship? To answer this, I thought I’d go straight to those who’ve been there,…

Tasha Unwin

Social Impact Careers

Oxford Hub win Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

“The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.… It is the MBE for volunteer groups.”

How great teaching can transform lives

The link between family income and educational achievement in the UK is possibly the most staggering in the developed world….

ARK Schools (sponsored post)


How I came to work at Student Minds

I had all sorts of dreams when I was younger – I was variously going to be a baker, an…

Rosanna Hardwick

Social Action, Third Sector

10 top tips for your third-sector interview

Those of us who work in the third sector – which is as diverse and diffuse as any other sector…

Tackling digital exclusion across generations

Most of us take digital technology and the Internet for granted. It is something that has become so deeply embedded…

Talk to me London Day 2014 – let’s break the ultimate taboo and get London talking

Hello! I’m Polly Akhurst and alongside Ann Don Bosco I run Talk to me London, a not-for-profit that seeks to…

SVW 2014: My social action journey

Volunteering was something I just kind of fell in to. It sounds ridiculous when I think about it, seeing as…