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.


October Digest

Here are some of Student Hubs good news headlines from the month to put a smile on your face.

Unsal Kaynak

Alumni, Community

Wellbeing and Flexible Working at Student Hubs

In this month’s People and Culture blog Southampton Hub Programmes Manager, Sapthi, shares her reflections on wellbeing and flexible working at Student Hubs

Sapthi Santharuban

People and Culture

Student Hubs is hosting the 2023 National Societies and Volunteering Awards

Student Hubs are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the 2023 NSVAs, celebrating students across the country.

Simran Dhanjal-Field


Our 2021-22 Student Impact Data on Engagement with University Course

Back in February this year, I wrote an opinion blog reviewing our mid-year feedback from 2021-22 analysing the question of how…

Fiona Walsh

Higher Education, Impact

Top Tips for Freshers

Undergrads and Southampton Hub student leaders, Nicki and Zara, share their ten top tips for university freshers.

Nicki Ashworth and Zara Campbell

Higher Education, Opinion, Student Voice

Celebrating Winchester Hub

Programmes Manager, Lydia Ferguson, reflects on wrapping up eight years of Winchester Hub with a celebration event

Lydia Ferguson


Embedding Inclusion in our approach

We reflect on our inclusion work, designed to to mainstream our approach by ensuring all students and all communities are participating in and benefitting from what we do

Simran Dhanjal-Field

Impact, News, People and Culture, Policy

Being Social in September

Here are some of Student Hubs good news headlines from the month to put a smile on your face.

Unsal Kaynak

Alumni, Community

Working Together and Remotely at Student Hubs

Student Hubs’ CEO and Network Director share their insights into what makes our teams work – both in person and remotely.

Simran Dhanjal-Field and Sophie Payne

People and Culture, Social Impact Careers

Knowledge Exchange Partnership with Leeds Conservatoire: Iona’s Reflections

Student Hubs has recently branched out with its knowledge exchange partnership, running a 14 week project in collaboration with Leeds Conservatoire to deliver the One Community Forum and other research activities. This is part of Student Hubs’ new strategy which involves doing more project-based and discrete work with university partners alongside our traditional Hub model.

Iona Gillies with Fiona Walsh

Higher Education, News, Social Action, Third Sector