We strive to increase our impact and improve what we do. We’re proud of our work over the last eight years - but we can always do better.

We’ve written a new strategy for 2015-20 and refined our Theory of Change that we hope will both improve our impact, and help us to better understand the most effective methods of supporting student social action.

Our new Theory of Change focuses on the double benefit of social action, ensuring that our work leads to our desired outcomes for both students and communities. That means investing resources in community volunteering, skilled placements and incubation, our most impactful activities. Our communications campaigns, events and training will also ensure that students have plenty of opportunities to take their first step in social action.

Our new approach allows us to monitor our long-term impact on student and graduate behaviours. It also highlights areas of success and identifies any programmes not achieving desired outcomes.

This will enable us to improve our impact be expanding our activities and focusing on our most effective areas of work in the year ahead:


community projects


volunteers (both long-term and one-off volunteering placements)


Social Innovation Programme participants


Social Impact Interns




event attendees

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Thomas Angus, Imperial College London // Graham Read // Catherine Mitchell // Leonie Le Borgne // Sabina Zavoianu //

Thank you to all our partners:

Bristol: Martin Wiles, Sustainability // Chris Willmore // Bristol SU // Triodos Brookes: Roberto Daniele // Julie McLeod // Oxford Brookes University Careers Team // Alison Honour // Jeff Willmore // Richard Huggins // Fee Chandler // Doli Chauhan Cambridge: Nicky Buckley & University of Cambridge Public Engagement Team // The University of Cambridge Careers Service // Phil Howell // Dame Fiona Reynolds // Social Incubator East // Cambridge City Council // Martin Clark // Wendy Lansdown // Ken Banks Imperial: Annalisa Alexander, Jenny Cooke and the Outreach Department // Sara Muir // Imperial College Union // Bruno Cotta and the Enterprise Department // Liz Choonara and the Enterprise Department // Dominic Falcao and CreateLab // John Winters // Amy Townsend // Jonas van Hove // Imperial College Business School // Jennifer Pleasance // Caroline Pack, Westminster Memory Service // Martha Romero, Masbro Centre Kingston: Jayne Aldridge // Therese Reinheimer-Jones // Student Engagement and Enhancement // Kingston University Students' Union Oxford: Jonathan Black and the University of Oxford Careers Service // Emma Potts // Lindsey Mepham, Development Office // Sophie Hurden & Alix McCarter // Oxford University Students' Union // Zelga Anderson // Anne Currie // Research Services // Singer Foundation // Future Building Fund and Oxfordshire Community Foundation // Oxford City Council // Oxfordshire County Council // Micaela Tuckwell // Amanda Poole // Bob Price // Bishop Colin Fletcher // Tim Stevenson // Tony Stratton SOAS: Louise Roberts // Philippa Hewett // Sarah Tucker // Marva De La Coudray // Claire Renwick // SOAS Student Enterprise Southampton: Career Destinations // Southampton University Students' Union (SUSU) // Professor James Jordan // Julia Kendal // Josie Francis, Southampton Voluntary Services Warwick: Sue Bennett // Warwick SU // Helen Blunt and Warwick Volunteers Winchester: Liz Manning, University of Winchester Careers // University of Winchester // Winchester City Council