2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and we can reflect on our unique position across both the higher education sector and the charity sector, working with university student volunteers to support our five Hub communities. Please read about the impact we saw and we supported students and communities here.

Supporting Hub Communities

Between April and August, we have supported 641 young people and 17 older people. We listened attentively to our community partners and tailored our programmes to their needs and priorities.

Sadly, this crisis enhanced the difficulties of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including children and older people. In order to tackle educational inequality and loneliness, we ensured we were still offering valuable support to those affected:


A screenshot of a Student Hubs Team call. Staff are smiling at the camera and are wearing festive Christmas gear.


“[The activity packs] will be a brilliant little project for [our pupils] to work from at home to finish the year off. Many of our [pupils] are really disadvantaged so the fact that you can five them the bits they need will totally make it accessible to those who would normally miss out.”

 – Primary school partner with Southampton Hub

Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.