The UPP Foundation, the registered charity founded by student accommodation and infrastructure business UPP, and Student Hubs, the UK’s leading student volunteering charity, today announce a strategic partnership. The agreement includes the UPP Foundation as headline partner for the 2023 National Societies and Volunteering Awards at the University of Reading, and as headline partner for Student Hubs’ National Conference planned for November.
Over the coming months both parties have also agreed to work together with Organised Fun to review the National Societies and Volunteering Awards with the ambition of creating a joint event which utilises the resources from all three organisations to reward and recognise the incredible activities students do to support their local communities in a variety of ways.
This summer the UPP Foundation and Student Hubs will be publishing a toolkit based on the One Community Forum – a project which supported place-based student volunteering. The toolkit will provide guidance to universities and students’ unions looking to develop co-produced initiatives based on particular challenges faced by the local community.
Richard Brabner, Director of the UPP Foundation said:
“Student Hubs is a vital charity in the higher education sector helping to grow student volunteering up and down the UK. We are delighted to be working with them again to celebrate and recognise the most dedicated student volunteers in the country.”
Sim Dhanjal, CEO of Student Hubs said:
“As Student Hubs enters our next strategic phase, we’re excited to continue partnering with the UPP Foundation working towards our shared vision of flourishing communities. We’ve seen time and again how transformative student social action can be to support and bring communities together now and for the future, and we are looking forward to sharing our vision with more higher education institutions through this partnership”