Cambridge 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.
Our vision is 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.
Our mission is to mainstream student social action, supporting a new generation of active citizens to achieve positive change now and in the future.
We are: social, ambitious, motivational, bold and long-term.
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.
To learn how we have inspired students to grow their skills and connect to their local community read the Cambridge Hub 2020/21 Impact Report
We believe that students who engage with us whilst at university are more likely to continue to be active citizens once they graduate. To learn more about this you can read our Long-Term Impact Report. This analysis was conducted in 2015 by Third Sector Futures, in collaboration with Social Incubator East.
View also the Student Hubs website to hear about our impact across the network.
Cambridge Hub is the second oldest Hub. The first, Oxford Hub, was founded in 2007 by a group of students who felt the need for better coordination between student charitable groups. 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, it became evident that there were many other ways in which student charitable groups could be having a bigger impact.
The success of the original Hub, Oxford Hub, in 2007 led to the creation of Student Hubs, a national charity, including Cambridge Hub in 2008.
Today Cambridge Hub reaches over 3,000 students every week with information about opportunities to get involved, provides weekly training sessions and speaker events, runs several conferences per year and offers support to its Ethical Network groups.
Cambridge Hub is all about collaboration and partnerships - we act as a focal point for student and community groups in Cambridge. If you’re looking to engage with Cambridge’s proactive, conscientious students, we’d love to hear from you.
We also operate under a safe space policy which ensures our opportunities are welcoming to all and reinforces our zero tolerance for any forms of discrimination, bullying and/or harassment
The Ethical Network is a community of around 60 student societies working on social and environmental issues, campaigning, fundraising, volunteering and promoting engagement with the challenges in which they are involved. To help these groups increase their reach, impact, effectiveness and long-term sustainability, there are a whole range of resources and opportunities available to all the societies in the Network. Click here to find out more.
Created by students, our Ethical Guide is an introduction to the environmentally and socially conscious projects and businesses in Cambridge. Whether you’re looking for a great lunch or sustainable clothes, we’ve got you covered. Take a look.
We have put together a recommended reading list on the theme of sustainability and ethical living. Check out our favourite reads and watches here.
Any suggestions? Let us know! Happy reading!