Bristol Hub is a local branch of the national charity, Student Hubs. Our team of volunteers and staff work in partnership with the University of Bristol to support students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other.
We run a range of different volutneering projects across Bristol; in local care homes, schools and much more!
The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, across all disciplines.
There are a few things you need to know before you apply:
There are 25 places on the scheme - it is competitive! So take time on your application, and prepare for your selection workshop.
We'll endeavour to match you with an organisation that you're interested in, but also a brief that fits with your skillset.
The programme is a commitment of 3-5 hours a week. Before you apply, consider whether you are able to commit the amount of time needed for both you and the charities taking part, to get the most out of the Social Innovation Programme.
You will need to be able to attend training sessions, the launch event and the showcase event to participate in the SIP.
Dates are TBC for teaching block 2.
You will need to complete and submit an online application form.
If your application is successful you will be invited to a selection workshop. You will be asked to complete a team challenge through which we will assess a variety of skills including: communication, problem solving, teamwork, open-mindedness and creativity.
You don't need any specific experience to take part in the SIP - just an interest in the social impact sector and an eagerness to learn more about consulting and make a change in the community!
Have any questions about the application process or need reasonable adjustments made? Please contact email@example.com. We are inclusive and encouraging of all University of Bristol students who want to volunteer, and welcome BME, LGBT+ and Disabled applicants.
Bristol Refugee Rights challenged students to research the need in Bristol for a 'Move On' project to support refugees to integrate and thrive.
Bristol Hospitality Network challenged students to explore, present and propose the possibilities for setting up a social enterprise which would use the cooking skills of its clients to provide some form of paid culinary or catering service.
North Bristol Foodbank challenged students to create a presentation and activity resources to take into schools in order to raise the profile of the North Bristol Foodbank as a service that either their families can access and/or a cause the pupils and their families can donate to.
In 2017/18 25 students and 5 organisations took part in the Social Innovation Programme.
What students say......
“The content of the activity was meaningful, and we had support from the mentor, which was really helpful. Team members supported each other, shared ideas and thoughts and the result of our report is useful for the organisation - that's fab!” - SIP student participant” 2018-19 participant
What organisations say.......
*"It's so useful to have volunteers from outside our organisation to provide a fresh, creative set of solutions. The students came up with some unexpected ideas, and really got involved in the brief I gave them. We have already started to rethink our marketing strategy based on their suggestions.” - 2018-2019 Partner Organisation
Applications close 12th January 2020