Student Hubs’s mission is to mainstream student social action, developing a generation of active citizens. We run programmes in partnership with UK universities, establishing ‘Hubs’ through which students are supported to create positive impact in their local communities. We currently have hubs in Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston (London), Southampton and Winchester.
Our work is based on a double benefit model: that social action benefits both the students who participate and the community in which it takes place. Students develop knowledge and awareness which enables them to become active citizens, improve their wellbeing through connecting to the world around them and enhance key skills necessary for graduate employment. Local communities benefit from needs-based bespoke activities, skilled volunteers, added capacity and the fresh thinking student volunteers can bring to a problem. Community participants benefit from learning from and with students, developing aspiration, skills and connections.
Student Hubs’ vision is to create a society in which every student engages with social and environmental challenges during their time at university, empowering them to become active citizens for life. They aim to reach students who otherwise wouldn’t engage and to empower them to use their voices and experience to create positive change now and after they graduate. We’re thrilled to have Student Hubs as part of the Escape 100 for the second year running!
students took part in our programmes in 2019-20
students agreed we gave them access to opportunities
students would recommend our activities to a friend
reported that our activities enhanced uni experience
You're in control of when and how you work. We know our staff are happiest and do their best when given the freedom to manage their own time.
We strive to maintain a work culture that supports the wellbeing of our staff. As such all staff have a minimum leave amount, and once they reach that, they can continue to take as much leave as they want (untracked) in order to support them to find a work/life balance that suits them.
We hold regular team activities across our network, including training days and socials. We're a social team who do fantastic work and have lots of fun along the way
Hold tailored training days, peer support networks, internal mentoring and regular opportunties to work on projects outside of your role.
We run appraisals twice a year, with a separate targeted personal development support plan for all staff.
We'll provide you with the kit you need to work, but we'll also help fund additional equipment as necessary to your needs (and we're open to discussing part funding to allow you keep that equipment if you move on from our team)