Student Hubs runs social action programmes in partnership with universities to enhance student experience, develop graduate employability and improve retention




We deliver structured volunteering, skilled placement, service learning and incubation programmes to up to 700 students per year per university.


Structured Volunteering

We enhance students' experience of university and their sense of belonging through long-term, student-led volunteering programmes in the local community.

Skilled Placements

We offer students the opportunity to improve employability and kick-start their career by working on briefs for local community organisations.

Service Learning

We develop opportunities in the curriculum for students to work on live social impact briefs, employing knowledge from their studies in a professional context.

Connection with the institution and the local community is a crucial factor in retaining students on their courses.

Evidence from one of our partner universities suggests that participating in Hub activities increases the likelihood of progressing to the next level of study to 90.1% from 82.3% , representing a significant financial saving.



Student Training

We also provide ad-hoc training specifically designed for students. We work closely with university partners to ensure that sessions are relevant and fit with students’ personal and professional development.

Sessions include Leadership, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Communication, Employability Skills, Project Management, Time Management, Idea Generation and Problem Solving.

Previous training partners include the University of Birmingham, the University of Essex and Royal Holloway, University of London.

of attendees felt better equipped to tackle social issues


of attendees felt more motivated to tackle social issues


of attendees felt more knowledgeable about social issues


“The innovative, interactive and enjoyable training sessions have been essential to the success of the leadership programme. Working with Student Hubs has enabled us to offer a wide range of skills sessions to students who have given us positive feedback about how much they take from the sessions into future employment and careers.”Samuel Murphy, Birmingham Business School


View our student training brochure.



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