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, Southampton and Winchester. 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 2018-19, 94% 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, such as Black and BAME students, students with disabilities, and students from access funded backgrounds. Designing accessible programmes is at the core of what we bring to your institution.
Great for students
Through our practical programmes and 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 five 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.
Student Hubs’ delivery is an integral part of university strategies which aim to improve engagement and results in access and participation, enterprise, knowledge exchange, retention and graduate outcomes at a low cost.
Our programmes are easily scaled and ready to launch, as they have pre-designed frameworks. Furthermore, Student Hubs provides a dedicated staff team which are supported through our own recruitment, training and HR processes, and our Platinum and Gold Hub model means we can identify what model will be most appropriate for different university partners and deliver programmes suited to this need.
Get in touch with our Sales Director, Fiona Walsh at
to find out where we could add value, and how we can work together for maximum impact.