Start to develop your professional skills through a placement providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by charities and social enterprises in Winchester. No prior experience required!
Remote - anywhere!
The Social Innovation Programme is a unique opportunity for students to address challenges in the local area through research and consultancy. This cohort will be focused on helping charities with challenges they have faced in response to COVID-19.
No prior experience or knowledge of consultancy is necessary, this is a chance to gain some! Whatever your skills and interest, we'd love to hear from you. Whilst we're interested in knowing what experience you would bring to the team, we're ultimately interested in motivation, enthusiasm and potential.
"I would definitely recommend this activity to all freshers, even if they feel that they won't take an interest, they just might and they'll gain a lot of skills they don't tell you that will come in handy before you leave university." - Morika, University of Winchester
New this summer • Remote delivery of the Social Innovation Programme Just because we're social distancing doesn't mean we have to stop getting involved in social action! Join us as we adapt and innovation our own programme for these changing times. You'll still learn skills like research and data colelction, report writing and presentation skills (for remote presentations!) but you'll also learn teamworking, project management, and remote collaboration skills. Don't let their be a gap on your CV, make the most of this summer and skill up while making a real difference to the organizations that need our help more than ever!
By taking part you are gaining experience for you HEAR accreditation.
We accept applications from ALL university students, so apply now (no previous experience required).
"Getting to meet and work with other like minded students and engage with both our mentors at IBM and the Winchester Hub." - Beth, University of Winchester
We will be piloting a completely remote delivery, so wherever you are, you can still participate! Below are some key dates, although these are still being finalised and may change.
During the launch event, successful applications will meet the rest of their teams and their supporting organisations, and will be presented with their official challenge briefs.
There will be six training events held throughout the programme, allowing you to learn new skills and hone existing ones to better help you address the challenge. In addition, there will be constant support from the Winchester Hub office, should you need it.
We expect team members to spend about 5 hours a week on SIP, depending on the stage you are at with your project. This time is important to regularly meet together as a team and work with your Community Partner.
The programme is open to all students at the University of Winchester, and we encourage undergrads, postgrads, PhD and Masters students to apply! Visiting students are absolutely welcome. We are not looking for any particular year, degree subject or background, just the enthusiasm to see your own ideas in action.
Winchester Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make this activity more accessible.
If you have any questions about the application process or the course itself, please contact Sorcha our Programmes Manager at email@example.com
If you are a non-profit organisations based in Wincheter and would like to host a group of student consultants, have a look here and write to firstname.lastname@example.org.