Our Social Innovation Programme allows university students to work in a team and address real-life challenges, acting as external consultants to a local third sector organisation to research and propose an innovative solution to a problem.

“The chance to engage with a broad and diverse sector of the local community, something which the ‘uni bubble’ provides no real scope for and I find really fulfilling. I especially enjoyed learning how to contact and converse with people with severe sight and hearing difficulties, something which I have never had the opportunity to do before […] Learning to overcome such barriers and impediments in gathering data, as well as building meaningful relationships, is something that I feel will definitely benefit me going forward.”

SIP Volunteer, University of Cambridge

Read more about the Social Innovation Programme programme in the annual report here.