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.


How will you make your mark this year?

Everyone will tell you that university will be a pivotal time in your life. The three years in which you’ll…

Zoe Conn

Social Action

And… Charity Apprentice is launched!

Last Friday was officially my last day at work and as a wonderful finishing touch, it coincided with the launch…

My summer of social impact and sustainable food

Like most applicants, I applied to the Students Hubs’ Social Impact Internship Scheme a little unsure of where I would…

Beyond ‘Knitting Gate’: Nesta’s People Helping People Conference

Arriving with 400 other attendees at People Helping People: The Future of Public Services, hosted yesterday by Nesta and the…

Rachel Tait


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