Team

Cambridge Hub is a student-led group, passionate about tackling social issues and having a positive effect in the local community. Together, we have the power and potential to shape a better world.

The people behind the magic

Cambridge Hub is made up of all you wonderful students leading and participating in volunteering projects, events and other activities - however if you want to talk to someone directly about our activities, then these are the people you're looking for:

Melissa May - Chair ([email protected])

My role is to manage and support the committee to host events that fundraise and engage with the Hub’s mission. The committee would be eager to collaborate with other societies to jointly organise events that raise awareness about specific issues.

Zijing Li - Finance Officer ([email protected])

The Finance Officer manages the committee’s finances and also leads the team’s fundraising efforts to support the Hub’s pioneering project work in the local community.

Rosie Jackson, Zarya Oh and Harriet Lucas - Publicity and Outreach Officers ([email protected])

The Publicity and Outreach Officers work together to brand, market, and publicise the Hub and its work to students. They manage our weekly newsletter, social media accounts, and lead innovative marketing campaigns to engage Cambridge students with volunteering and social impact.

Aphelia Jones and Jamie Hancock - Opportunities Officers ([email protected])

The Opportunities Officer is responsible for building and managing our network of student societies engaging in social and environmental action; they will build partnerships and also work to create a guide to volunteering opportunities in Cambridge, making sense of Cambridge’s vibrant ‘ethical landscape’ of charities, NGOs, and campaigning groups.

Jacob Coyle - Project Liaison Officer ([email protected])

The Project Liaison Officer represents the Hub’s various social impact projects on the committee, building partnerships with staff members and project coordinators to maintain strong links between project leads and the committee, and to offer support across this network.

Zhiqi Wang - Local Action Officer ([email protected])

The Local Action Officer works to get more Cambridge students actively involved with local causes and issues specific to Cambridge, by running critical engagement events and projects. They also work to promote local need as the core focus of Cambridge Hub’s work.

Chin Han Ong - Environmental Officer ([email protected])

The Environmental Officer works to get more Cambridge students actively involved with environmental causes, by running critical engagement events and projects. They also work to promote sustainability throughout Cambridge Hub’s work, and will coordinate the Hub’s annual Climate and Sustainability Festival in Lent term.

Folu Ogunyeye - International Development Officer ([email protected])

The International Development Officer works to get more Cambridge students actively involved with international development causes by running critical engagement events and projects. They also work to ensure that Cambridge Hub projects bridge the gap between local and global need.


Staff Support Team

Isobel Sherlock - [email protected]

Susana Nicolau - [email protected]


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board ensures that Cambridge Hub thrive as a result of being well embedded in the university and community environment. By bringing together individuals and organisations with varied perspectives and expertise, our Advisory Board helps the Cambridge Hub to identify which activities to prioritise, as well as ensuring coordination of messaging and activities with other stakeholders.

Meet our current Advisory Board

Joanna Chamberlain - Head of Environment and Energy at the University of Cambridge

Joanna provides strategic direction to the University and is responsible for developing and implementing long-term plans to reduce the University’s carbon emissions and improve its environmental sustainability. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in July 2012, she was Senior Policy Adviser for Sustainable Development at HEFCE, leading the development and implementation of HEFCE`s sustainable development strategy and carbon reduction strategy for higher education in England. She has previously served as Chair and Charity Trustee of the Bristol Children’s Scrapstore and on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges.

Martin Clark - Deputy Chief Executive, Allia

Martin Clark is Deputy Chief Executive of Allia, a social enterprise which issues charitable bonds nationally and runs social enterprise centres with over 70 diverse tenants in Cambridge. He led the development of Allia’s ‘Future Business Centre’, an £8M purpose-built social and environmental business incubator near Cambridge Science Park. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School and has been a judge for the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) £1k and £5k Business Plan competitions since 2011. He is passionate about using social enterprise to tackle social problems, and is the author of The Social Entrepreneur Revolution (Marshall Cavendish 2009).

Professor Graham Virgo - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Professor of English Private Law

In his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education Graham Virgo is responsible for the education and learning experience of undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students in the University, as well as having responsibility for libraries and sport. He read Law at Downing College, where he is now a Fellow. He was Senior Tutor of the College for a decade. He is Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law where he teaches and researches on aspects of the Criminal law, trusts and charities and the law of restitution.

Jane Kershaw – Corporate Governance and Planning Manager at CHS

With over 20 years’ experience at a senior level in cross-sector programme/project management, coaching and governance, Jane’s professional focus is on supporting individuals, teams and organisations to grow. She is particularly interested in the role volunteering can play in that process and brings a range of relevant perspectives to the Advisory Board: as project manager from a partner organisation (of the LinkAges Cambridge pilot), as a former manager at the Judge Business School, as parent of a current Cambridge undergraduate and as a campaigner in the early development of business-led employee volunteering. Jane is currently a trustee of the Prospects Trust and volunteer coach for a number of charities.

Anna Malan - Manager, Community and Inclusion, Arm

Anna is a Manager of Community and Inclusion at Arm and collaborates with stakeholders to deliver activities creating responsible impact at scale and contribute to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Prior to this Anna was Cambridge Hub's Manager, with overall responsibility for the strategy, operations and finances of the Cambridge branch of Student Hubs. Anna is also a yoga instructor and teaches in the Cambridge area.

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