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Not sure if your research contributes to Sustainability? We think it does.

By Rebecca Thomas |

Yesterday, we were out on the Redbrick on Highfield Campus asking students what their dissertation topics were, and whether they were related to sustainability. So many of you thought your ideas had nothing to do with being sustainable, that we figured we should clarify a few things!… Sustainability covers social, political, and cultural issues, not […]

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The Social Innovation Challenge

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, Programme Manager for the Social Impact Lab Do you have an idea for a project to improve liveability and sustainability at the University of Southampton? Would you like to represent the University of Southampton at the Social Innovation Summit in Toronto, Canada? On Wednesday 4th November, the Social Impact Lab, […]

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NUS Sustainability Roundtable: celebrating progress, spurring on to more

By Julia Kendal |

On the 18th June around 100 students and Students’ Union and university staff gathered in Manchester for the annual NUS Sustainability Programmes Roundtable. Simon Kemp and I were able to join this day celebrating a year’s activity and providing inspiration and ideas for action going forward. The parallel sessions were streamed to help people tailor […]

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Change in a Teacup – The Social Innovation Café

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, University Social Enterprise Manager On Wednesday afternoon, we held our very first Social Innovation Café at the Nuffield Theatre Kitchen. The café began with a single question – why do we find it so difficult to talk about mental health – and for the hour and a half which followed, groups […]

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The International Social Innovation Challenge: ‘Empowering Women through Safer Communities’

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, University Social Enterprise Manager This summer, ten students from the University of Southampton will travel to India to take part in the International Social Innovation Challenge in Delhi.  Accompanied by peers from OP Jindal Global University, India, and Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, Southampton students will participate in an […]

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No straitjacket required: Why we won’t evangelise social enterprise

By Julia Kendal |

Guest Blog by Pathik Pathak Let’s face it: there are lots of people who are frustrated, even infuriated, that social entrepreneurship cannot be reduced to social enterprise. For these people, concepts such as social business have the power to redeem the bankruptcy of markets and the decrepitude of charity. It is social enterprise, after all, […]

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