Southampton Hub is a student-led group 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.
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. Read our latest report.
Southampton Hub was founded in 2011 by a group of passionate students, after they attended Oxford’s International Development Conference and decided that similar events and opportunities for ‘ethical’ societies to form a network could really make a difference here in Southampton.
In that year they ran Southampton’s first IDC, which was repeated the following year, along with some national programmes (including the internship scheme). In 2011 we affiliated with SUSU, launched the Sustainability Festival (originally called the Futures Festival) and The Series. In 2012, we began running Schools Plus and since then, the Hub has brought Student Volunteering Week celebrations to campus, collaborated with SUSU RAG and continues to run new projects (like Branch Up!), training opportunities, fundraisers and annual speaker events to empower students to engage in social action and to raise awareness of issues.
Southampton has always been led by brilliant students. In recent years, local relationships have gone from strength to strength and, with these, we've created more opportunities to make a difference in our university community. We are part of the national network of Student Hubs and have sister Hubs in other Universities across the South of England.
Partner with Southampton Hub
We work with a variety of local partners, such as the Dulverton Trust and the Blagrave Trust to run our activities. We are grateful for their ongoing support and glad to be making a bigger impact together.
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.
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, find out more.