Our events bring together experts in sustainability, youth leadership and social change with the next generation of leaders, consumers and decision-makers.
Our Hubs organise inspiring events, including the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum. In 2021 9 students leaders delivered a 2 day conference with 26 speakers, 300 attendees and a green fair with 13 organisations.
Case Study: Sarah Alya Firnadya, Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum Committee member and Engage for Change participant, Cambridge Hub
“[Engage for Change] helped me practice my interpersonal skills, management skills, and most importantly, my confidence.
I didn’t get to do my project at the end of the Engage for Change programme, but through this programme I got the chance to be part of the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum (CCSF) committee and integrate my project into the forum. I managed to gather 13 initiatives and present them to the audience in the CCSF which was a great achievement for me.“
One Community Forum
Since 2017 we have been facilitating the One Community Forum project, supported by the UPP Foundation. In 2017 and 2018 our local Hubs in Oxford and Southampton hosted the event providing an opportunity for students, senior university staff and local community organisations to address civic priorities for the places they share, and ultimately to create a positive impact in their communities. Sitting at the intersection of universities, communities and students allows us to take a unique position hosting events focusing on making positive change in shared local areas.
In 2020 we held our third and final One Community Forum virtually. This meant we could bring together stakeholders from all five of our Hubs to discuss a national topic: how university students could support their communities to tackle challenges relating to educational attainment since the impact of Covid-19.