Work with Us

Find out how you can collaborate with us. Access passionate student volunteers, advertise in our newsletter or just ask us a question!

Informaton icon Find out how you can collaborate with us. Access passionate student volunteers, advertise in our newsletter or just ask us a question!

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Accessing student volunteers

Joining one of our long term projects

We love hearing from what the community needs to create meaningful projects and events. If you have an idea, lets have a chat! In the past our student committee have worked with local organisations, to; run food waste cafes, put on tea parties for the elderly, clear up community spaces and more.

You might be interested in the benefit student volunteers can bring to your organisation or project through more regular volunteering. Our student volunteers work in schools, community centres, residential homes through our main projects.

If you want to hear more about our volunteers and community partners experiences, you can read our case studies.

Research and consultancy projects

The Social Innovation Programme

The Social Innovation Programme combines research, consultation and critical thinking with practical training and support, in order to foster increased student awareness about social issues and establish innovative social initiatives.

Through the Social Innovation Programme teams of students are partnered with a local social impact organisation, such as a charity or social enterprise, to work on a brief set by the organisation. Students increase the capacity of organisations and bring fresh perspectives and expertise to a challenge they are currently facing, whilst developing key professional skills and learning about a social issue.

Climate Action Bristol

Climate Action Bristol combines research and consultancy to support local organisations to create, tailor and implement a Climate Action Plan. Students work in teams to support local businesses, using Netpositive Futures tool, to create and start implementing their sustainability goals. This supports local businesses to have additional capacity and new perspectives on challenges they might be facing, and better communicate what they are doing around Climate Change.

If you are interested in pitching a brief or creating a Climate Action Plan contact Sorcha at [email protected].

Advertise in our newsletter

We have a weekly email newsletter that reaches over 1,500 Bristol university students. You can contact Sorcha at [email protected] to enquire about advertising in our newsletter.

We are part of a network of Hubs, if you are interested in advertising at multiple universities we offer newsletter takeovers and social media promotion that reaches over 25,000 students. You can read more about our advertising packages.

In the past we have promoted graduate schemes, volunteering opportunities, ethical and sustainable businesses, independent businesses, summer internships and more. We are also interested in hearing about content that can benefit our student audience.

Training for staff and students

Student Hubs runs training for student volunteers, student leaders and in collaboration with university departments and faculties. Our 15 years of experience means we can deliver high impact and high quality training for with a range of backgrounds, experiences and support needs.

Each year we deliver a range of training for students and staff at universities. Institutions can explore creating a bespoke package with us to ensure they get the most out of the experience.

Additionally, we have delivered training to third party organisations, such as Student Minds or Give a Grad a Go, to help build on our mission of "active citizens for life".

To find out more about our training opportunities, email our manager, Sorcha Young, at [email protected].

Partner with us

We work in partnership with corprate organisations, grant holders and other community groups to create an impact with university students. This can be through programme sponsorship, mentoring opportunities, fundraising, pro-bono projects and other collaborative activities.

Our current partners include Burges Salmon, NETpositive Futures and Harold Stephens.

Our opportunities 

  • Programme sponsorship: Our range of volunteering programmes can be sponsored by corporate partners to connect you to students and socially impactful work in your community. Programmes can be sponsored in one Hub or across multiple locations: we are based in Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston in London and Southampton.¬†

  • Gifts in-kind and community support: Your organisation can support us with gifts in-kind, working with us to identify our local and national needs and providing your support. This could include gifts for programme participants, venue space, or access to training for our team.

  • Fundraising: As a charity, fundraising for Student Hubs is vital for supporting our community work and vulnerable groups, developing students' skills and supporting us to grow. Support your team to fundraise for us or match fund our fundraising activities across the year.¬†

  • Bespoke events and one-off activities: Your organisation can work with us to identify a one-off event or activity which engages our students, community partners or community participants, collaborating on our local and national impact.

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with Bristol Hub, please contact Sorcha Young at [email protected] to set up a meeting.

Anything else?

We are a local branch of the national charity, Student Hubs. We are an organisation passionate about social action, young people and the local communities we work in. If you would like to contact us please send an email to [email protected]. Or you can leave an enquiry using this form, and someone in the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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