Congrats on making it to 8th week - we're on the home stretch now! It's been a busy week, and there's lots still to come... If you fancy getting all christmassy and cutesy, why not send your college pals a Candy Cane from Students Supporting Street Kids and it'll be delivered to your friends' pigeon hole with a message. Spreading the holiday goodwill - I love it!
Also watch out for the Social Innovation Programme deadline coming up on Friday, get your ideas off the ground with a grant of £500.
As always, the hub is here to support YOU and your activities. Anything we can do to help, just let us know. In the meantime, keep up to date via our website and fb page.
The Oxford Climate Forum has a fantastic lineup of speakers this year and Early Bird tickets have just come on sale. See below for our launch event and for more information on the conference. Tickets are also available via our website and speaker updates will be live on our facebook page.
Climate change is already your responsibility – you can make it your opportunity
Wow! Made it to 7th Week!! It’s coming up to Oxmas so share that feeling of good will and cheer and get involved with all the fantastic opportunities and events on offer this week.
If you’re interested in educational disadvantage and want to find out what we need to do to close the gap in achievement, access and aspiration between Britain’s poorest and wealthiest children, then sign up here and come along on Thursday!
As always, we’re here at the Oxford Hub to support all your volunteering, charities and social action dreams. So check out our fb page and website and get involved!
Hub love, xx
Now the 5th week blues are out of the way, it's time to party in 6th. 'Y the Freud not!?!' is set to be a fabulous event on Thursday evening - full of creativity, cocktails and charities. Also, applications for schools plus tutors have reopened, so if you missed out at the beginning of term - make sure you apply now!
Applications have also opened for several positions on the Oxford Hub student executive committee. We’re looking for a range of people to fulfil various roles on the student executive committee from next term. Being part of the student exec, you can be part of shaping the future direction of the Hub and helping boost the profile of student volunteering and charitable activity in Oxford. The Hub exec is an awesome and unique experience - have look at the role descriptions below and apply, apply, apply!
The Oxford Hub is your centre for volunteering, social action and charities. Do check out our fb page and website and, as always, if we can help or support you in anyway - just get in touch.
Hub love xx
The Summer Internship Scheme in now open and ready for business. If you are interested in getting some experience in the third sector this is a perfect place to start.
Ward off the 5th week blues with all the great events and opportunities going on in Ox this week. I love the sound of DiscoSoup - making soup whilst listening to some funky music, but maybe you fancy chilling out at a film screening. If you're into international development and volunteering, then you should definitely think about signing up to be an intern with Impact International.
The Oxford Hub wants to support YOU in all your volunteering and projects, check out our website and fb page to see what we can do for you.
Who could be blue when there's so much to do!?
Hub love x
4th week already! – this term is slipping away, don’t let opportunities do the same. Lots of exciting events coming up this week: a discussion with Lord Ken Macdonald QC on prisoners' rights, a poetry workshop or do you fancy winning your very own Oxford-themed board game.
The Oxford Hub believes students like us have the power and potential to make a difference in the world. Make sure to check out the hub website, and fb page to keep up to date with what’s going on.
Hub love x
Woooooo third week! Let the good times roll.
On the menu this week: Emerge Conference 2013 for social entrepreneurs. A social enterprise - like the Turl Street Kitchen at 16-17 Turl Street - is an organization that puts human and enviromental well-being right at the top of its piorities. For the Turl Street Kitchen, this is applied through the donation of all of its profits upstairs to yours truly: Oxford Hub. Interested? Then Emerge 2013 is the event for you!
Otherwise we have the Impact Conference for a new generation of Social Leaders, a talk about conflict in Burma, London Climate Forum, a discussion on human trafficking and opportunities to get involved with Oxford Development Abroad, Omprakash EdGE internships and so much more. Get involved hubbers!
Brimming with good intentions but with an essay deadline hanging over your head? Remember that through our new One Hour a Week Volunteering Scheme and new website it has never been easier to do a little good in Oxford.
Remember to like our facebook page to keep up with all the most recent updates and opportunities!
Lovely to meet you all at the Careers Fair the other day and great to have so much interest in our different schemes. Take a look below for more information on each scheme and like us on facebook for more regular updates and news
Hey there Hubbers,
First week has been and gone in a flash. Thank you for making our events such a wonderful success and for being your lovely selves. If you haven't managed to pop down to the HUB yet then not to worry! Make your way to the Turl Street Kitchen - our very own social enterprise - at 16-17 Turl Street and wander up the stairs to have a gander at what the HUB has to offer you. We cannot wait to meet you.
We have so much to offer you this week! As well as this year's Emerge Conference, an Autumn fete, internship opportunities, a poetry athnthology and Schools Plus, we have a talk on ethical trade, an opportunity to get involved in social research and so much more.
Brimming with good intentions but with an essay deadline hanging over your head? Remember that through our new One Hour a Week Volunteering Scheme and new website it has never been easier to do a little good in Oxford. Go for it!
FINALLY remember to like our facebook page to keep up with all the most recent updates and opportunities.
Welcome back! Whether you are an old hat at all-things-hub, or just signed up at fresher's fair we are delighted to have you with us and excited to give your week that ethical boost.
For those of you that don't already know, we are the Oxford Hub, a centre for social action, volunteering and campaigning in Oxford. We love connecting students with the causes that inspire them, and supporting groups that are invovled in "doing good" in Oxford and beyond. Ultimately we hope we'll be able to help you go out and make a difference, have fun, and make some new friends.
Interested in voluntary work? There are opportunities with Age Aid, LinkAges, OxGrow, OxCo-Op,Homeless Action Group, Food Justice and FELLOW. Plus, we've got lots of other volunteering opportunities available with our brand new One Hour a Week Volunteering Scheme and new website! Volunteers and project coordinators can look forward to a whole range of training and support to ensure that this is their most impactful and fulfilling year yet.
Finally, we are based at 16-17 Turl Street along with the Turl Street Kitchen and feel free to pop upstairs anytime and have a chat with our lovely Oxford Hub Team: Lucie, Daisy, Ben, Hannah and Sachin
Welcome back! A new year, a new term, a new week - why not start something new and see where it takes you? Tap into that relentless energy and enthusiasm of Freshers' Week and sign up for something now before time becomes like gold dust. It'll most certainly be worth it.
We have SO MUCH to offer you already, so have a gander at the opportunities below and see what takes your fancy. The HUB freshers' events - short films, a pub and a gig - look fabulous so do come down and join us for those. Alternatively, why not try one of the award schemes, internships or committee opportunities?
A quick reminder that our Facebook page has moved, so if you don't 'like' it already then go ahead and do so now: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordHub. While you're at it, why not check out a spanking new website: http://www.oxfordhub.org/.
It's so good to have you back. Enjoy ReFreshers!
With our lovely summery summer coming to an end we are here to gradually welcome you back to the Oxford way of life. Forgotten what it feels like to be bombarded with opportunities every day? Missing that never-ending to-do list? Starting to sit in book shops for an awkwardly long time secretly yearning for the Rad Cam? Our short September newsletter might just fill that hole for now, so read below and get involved!
Much hub love xx
Hope you are all enjoying the long vac as much as we are!
Here are three great opportunities for you: two for those of you who've left university and are stepping out into the big wide world, and one (scroll to the bottom) for anyone who thinks that it's important that young people have a role in strengthening our communities.
Happy reading and see you in 0th Week!
Oxford Hub x
Just finished your course? Looking to build a career in the third sector? Or got a job but want to stay involved in social action?
Join our graduate network for access to opportunities to further your brand new career creating social change! Whether you want to work in a charity, a social enterprise, in CSR or anything in between, we'll send you interesting internships, jobs, careers advice and invite you to exclusive training events. Maybe you've already got job plans or maybe you're still looking - there's something for everyone.
Sign up here.
Now we know you may all be off enjoying the sunshine of foreign lands... but we know that some of you might be at home... still checking Nexus to see if anything exciting comes up. Well stop. right. here! We've got a bunch of exciting summer opportunities for you this summer, that will not only stop you checking Nexus but will also certainly make a positive difference in the world around you AND put a smile on your face.
Now read on... and get involved!
Hub love xx
Our final issue of the year - *sob*. Never fear, though, we've still got loads of exciting opportunities this week, and better still will be back to make next year as action-packed as ever!
In the meanwhile an absolutely huge thanks to all those invovled in the Hub this year. We couldn't do it without your enthusiasm, excitement and interest and just can't wait to see you again soon!