About
Bristol Hub is a student-led group at the University of Bristol, offering practical volunteering, skilled placements, project incubation and events. We support you to learn about issues, connect with each other and tackle social problems.
Together, we have the power and potential to shape a better world.
The Bristol Guide to Local Living
Produced by students from across the Bristol Hub, this guide provides a load of practical ideas to allow you to enjoy everything Bristol has to offer whilst living in a way that promotes fairness in trade, environmental and animal welfare and sustainability.
The guide is also a directory for many local ethical groups/campaigns/shops/services and gives information and support for volunteering, campaigning and taking action towards positive social change.
We will be updating the Bristol Local Living Guide for 2017/18. If you want to join the student committee for creating the new Bristol Local Living Guide, then find out more and apply here.](https://www.bristolhub.org/local-living-guide)**)
Impact
We aim to support students to create positive social change in their communities. In order to share and improve how we do this, we are committed to measuring our impact.
In 2016/17 Bristol Hub supported:
  • 192 volunteers
  • 43 community projects
  • 673 beneficiaries
You can read more about our impact in the Bristol Hub: Impact Report 2016/17.
History
Bristol Hub was founded in 2008 by a group of students who felt the need for better coordination between student charitable groups at the University of Bristol.. The vision was of a network that would connect students working across different causes so they could share insight, knowledge, and experience, thereby making all groups more effective.
As more and more groups expressed interest in becoming involved with Bristol Hub it became evident that there were many other ways in which student charitable groups could be having a bigger impact. Bristol Hub saw a lack of resources for students interested in charitable activity as a key issue and sought to address it.
Working with the support of the University’s Sustainability team, Bristol Hub quickly expanded on its activities to provide training sessions, run conferences on social and environmental issues, and help students find jobs in the third sector.
Now, Bristol Hub delivers a number of key social action activities each year, designed to be effective at creating impact on both students and in the local community. We support students to take leadership roles, developing the skills necessary to address social issues and making a tangible difference whilst doing so.
We are part of the national charity Student Hubs, a network of Hubs in universities across England. Together we work to demonstrate the value of student social action and support universities to deliver effective student social action.
Partner with Bristol Hub
Our current partners include the University of Bristol’s Sustainability team, Bristol SU and Burges Salmon. We also work with a number community partners in Bristol such as schools and care homes.
We’re always happy to hear from potential partners. If you’d like to collaborate with us on a project or event, get in touch via info@bristolhub.org
If you’re interested in connecting with our national network of over 30,000 students or would like high quality training for your students and staff, email info@bristolhub.org to find out more.
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© Bristol Hub is a branch of Student Hubs, a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1122328.