Student Hubs creates Hubs based at universities to provide a bridge between the institution and the community, as well as to engage students most in need of targeted support. Local Student Hubs staff are supported by a team of student leaders, including a Hub President and a wider student committee.
Currently, we have Hubs in Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston and Southampton. Read on to find out how to start a Hub near you.
Start a Hub
Great for Universities
A Hub improves students’ experience of university by creating connections with like-minded students and the community, and engaging in practical experience of tackling social issues in university communities. In 2020-21, 92% of students agreed their university experience was enhanced by taking part in our Hub activities.
Our role in recruiting community organisations to work with students through our programmes adds capacity to university staff and helps our university partners build on their civic responsibilities and knowledge exchange, as well as creating work-based learning opportunities for students.
Opportunities for all
We work alongside your existing university staff teams to engage student groups which need bespoke interventions, and support student leaders to build a strong community of practice with their peers. Designing accessible programmes is at the core of what we bring to your institution.
Great for students
Through our practical programmes and our student leadership framework, students develop their confidence, leadership skills and employability, giving them the tools to make a real difference to their university careers and beyond.
Make a difference
All of our programmes are designed to benefit both local communities and the students involved. Students can take part in a range of diverse in-curricular and extracurricular activities that support local communities to tackle social and environmental challenges.
Access a network
Our position as a network of university partners allows us to pilot new initiatives and scale successful work at other Hub locations with ease, and students benefit from being connected to an alumni network of like-minded individuals in various industries and sectors.
The need to focus on access, retention, employability skills and graduate outcomes is more vital than ever. Student experience and being able to respond to student need is a significant demand for universities at this time. What makes Student Hubs’ opportunities different is the level to which students shape, co-deliver and lead activities as part of our Hub programmes. Our opportunities are open, accessible and designed to be locally focused, with bespoke targeted projects, all structured with training, learning and development opportunities throughout.
Social action is the vehicle for this development in your students and communities. It enables us to bring students together to learn about and tackle issues, to foster students’ networks and support their skill development, whilst seeing the tangible impact of their work in the community they live in.
Get in touch with our Partnerships and Development Director, Fiona Walsh at
to find out where we could add value, and how we can work together for maximum impact.