Welcome to Student Hubs Impact Report, an opportunity for us to share stories of our student volunteers in their local communities and look towards the future.

Student Hubs’ mission is to mainstream student social action, developing a generation of active citizens. In 2019-20, 1,893 students participated in social action programmes run by local Hubs.

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If you are interested in joining the team to make an impact at Student Hubs check out our current vacancies.

What we do

 We believe that every student should participate in social action, positively impacting their community at university and beyond.

We run programmes in partnership with UK universities, establishing ‘Hubs’ through which students are supported to create a positive impact in their local communities. We currently have Hubs in Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston and Southampton.


of students had not previously been involved in social action.


of students agreed that volunteering with the Hub enhanced their university experience.


of students agreed that participating in a Hub programme enhanced their wellbeing, an increase of 4% points since our 2018-19 Impact Report.

Why does this matter?

High-quality student social action benefits these groups:


develop skills, including working with others, leadership and confidence. Social action programmes enhance student experience and develop graduate employability whilst tackling social and environmental issues, working on projects in collaboration with organisations.


are able to collaborate with young people to continue to make a positive impact on the local area. We work in collaboration with community partners to identify these needs and have an ongoing dialogue to ensure we are adapting and improving our projects to create the best impact possible. We continue to regularly run needs-mapping projects, to bring partners together to identify community challenges. Read more about our One Community Forums here.

Learn more about our highlights in 2019-20 below: 


To read the full annual report, click here.