This is the first year that we have measured our new student and community outcomes. We’re happy with both the response rate and the content of those responses.

However, we know we can keep making our work more effective. In 2016-17 we will focus on three key improvements to prove our Theory of Change.

1. Measuring Graduate Outcomes

Our Theory of Change emphasises the importance of long-term impact, which we will be measuring for the first time in 2016-17 through our graduate outcomes. Our Alumni Network is growing and we will soon have an Alumni Board to focus on maintaining the Hub community after graduation. This will allow us to measure our long-term impact on young people who take part in our programmes. As a result of participating in Student Hubs activities, graduates will be more likely to:


Be confident that they can make a difference

Express social views

Pursue a career in ‘social impact’

Engage in philanthropy

2. Ensuring our opportunities are accessible to all students

We believe that every student should participate in social action, positively impacting their community at university and beyond. We are therefore committed to improving the inclusivity and accessibility of our programmes for all students, including those with protected characteristics. We monitor and evaluate equal opportunities data from all of the students who take part in our activities to identify trends, areas of best practice and barriers to participation. In 2016-17 we will also anonymously analyse equal opportunities data against outputs and outcomes data to better understand the students who participate in our activities, and the impact of our activities on them.

3. Improving collection and measurement

We’ve worked with The Social Investment Consultancy for the last eighteen months to update our theory of change, outputs, outcomes and impact measurement framework. We’re continuously improving our data collection and measurement methods to prove and improve our work. In 2016-17 we are focussing on improving evaluation skills and access to data for our local staff teams and student leaders so that they can monitor their progress and make evidence-led decisions about programme design and improvement themselves.

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This report was written by The Social Investment Consultancy, Francis Wight, Molly Whyte and Rachel Tait (Student Hubs). It was designed by Graham Read.


Graham Read // Catherine Mitchell // Winchester Hub // Anna Illalba // Kingston Hub // Oxford Hub // Cambridge Hub //

Thank you to all our partners:

Trustees: Trewin Restorick // Bonnie Chiu // Jenny Ekelund // Dave Hillyard // Dave Jarman // Jake Leeper // Brian Trotman Bristol: Martin Wiles, Sustainability // Chris Willmore // Bristol SU // Jack Farmer (Basecamp) // Triodos Brookes: Julie McLeod // Jeff Willmore // Oxford Brookes University Careers Team // Alison Honour // Roberto Daniele // Richard Huggins // Fee Chandler // Clelia Bevillard Cambridge: Nicky Buckley & University of Cambridge Public Engagement Team // The University of Cambridge Careers Service // ARM // Phil Howell // Dame Fiona Reynolds // Social Incubator East // Cambridge City Council // Martin Clark // Wendy Lansdown // Ken Banks // Frances Meegan Imperial: Bruno Cotta and the Enterprise Department // Dominic Falcao and CreateLab // Chris Banks and Teach First Kingston: Jayne Aldridge // Therese Reinheimer-Jones // Student Engagement and Enhancement // Jenni Woods and Widening Participation // Maria Xypaki and the Sustainability Hub Oxford: Jonathan Black and the University of Oxford Careers Service // Caroline Bucklow and Research Services // Steven Martin // Oxford University Students' Union // Emma Potts // Alice Prochaska // Mark Damazer // Will Hutton // Oxfordshire Community Foundation // Emmanuel Kaye Foundation // Singer Foundation // Rothschild Foundation // St Michael's and All Saints' Charities // Woodford Funds // Bob Price // Bishop Colin Fletcher // Tim Stevenson // Tony Stratton // Amanda Poole // Oxford City Council // Oxfordshire County Council SOAS: SOAS Student Enterprise // Laura Gibbs // SOAS Careers Service // SOAS Student's Union // Claire Renwick // Widening Participation Southampton: Careers and Employability Service // Southampton University Students' Union (SUSU) // Professor James Jordan // Education Enhancement Fund // Southampton City Council Libraries // Ellis Campbell Foundation Warwick: Warwick SU // Warwick Volunteers Winchester: Professor Joy Carter // Professor Elizabeth Stuart // Liz Manning and the Careers Service // Winchester Student Union // Student Enterprise // Sarah-Louise Collins // Barry Harwood // University of Winchester // Winchester City Council // Jamie Scott // Nadia Mansoor // Hampshire County Council // Eira Parry-Jones