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Welcome to Skills Bridge

By | News
Welcome to Skills Bridge! We're really excited to be launching this great new platform and hope you'll enjoy having a look around and using it too. Skills Bridge is an online web portal which aims to make it easier for organisations and groups across Bristol...
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Way to Grow

By | Growing, Growing & Clearing
Way to Grow works to transform green areas across Bristol, whether this is maintaining flowerbeds, weeding, planting and maintaining green spaces. They are committed to supporting community groups; schools and individuals who are struggling to make the most of their gardens or green spaces. In 2014, Way to Grow worked...
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Funded Marketing Internship

By | Writing

My name is Máire Power and I have a PhD in physics. I spent two months as a Marketing Intern for the science company, Nu Nano Ltd, based within the science incubator, Unit DX. NuNano manufacture nanoscale probes for the sensitive measurement technique, atomic force…

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Festival of Nature

By | Community, Supporting
Students at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol are working with Bristol Natural History Consortium to put on the Festival of Nature in 2016, the UK’s biggest public celebration of the natural world. The festival enlists the help of...
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Social Innovation Programme

By | Business Planning, Thinking
The Social Innovation Programme aims to help non-profit organisations across Bristol who are looking for additional business support. Student volunteers work in teams alongside a local organisation or initiative, acting as external consultants to propose and implement solutions to a problem, such as under-staffing, product ideas and customer...
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Mental Health Workshops in Schools

By | Supporting

We are the coordinators of the Black Dog Project, a volunteer project run by students from the University of Bristol. The Black Dog Project aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health using education. We run interactive assemblies, workshops, and listening groups in schools and…

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Software & App Development

By | Building, Skills on offer

University of Bristol Computer Science students develop software solutions (including apps) for clients as part of their Computer Science in the city unit. Come along to our showcase event to hear about the projects students have completed and find out about how you can benefit from free software…

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Supporting sport in schools

By | Uncategorised
The Sports Leadership Project encourages students to participate in a range of group training, activities and community volunteering. The project is built around the Sports Leadership UK framework and students who participate gain a nationally recognised qualification in leadership. Students participate in a number of...
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GreenSpace

By | Growing, Growing & Clearing
GreenSpace helps develop and maintain the fantastic green spaces surrounding the university. The activities the volunteers can undertake include bark chipping paths, hay cutting, coppicing, wildlife surveys, checking and cleaning or maintaining bird and bat boxes. The project invites students into untouched pockets of greenery in Bristol, and invites them...
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Vestability

By | Engineering, Supporting
Vestability is a non-profit organisation founded by students in the Enactus Society which teaches fishers in developing countries how to make buoyancy vests out of local waste materials. 34 million fishers worldwide are using traditional boats using sails and oars, unfortunately in rough waters these...
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Internship at Deki

By | Community, Supporting
Deki provides microfinance and training for people living in developing countries, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. University of Bristol student Maya wanted to pursue a career in the charity sector, but had no direct work experience and the internship at Deki seemed...
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Students in Schools

By | Schools, Supporting
The University of Bristol's Students in Schools programme works in partnership with Bristol secondary schools to encourage young people to aim high and achieve their potential. Students from the university work with young people from backgrounds which are currently under-represented in higher education, supporting their...
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Hands On Bristol

By | Architecture, Building
Hands On Bristol gives local groups and specialists the unique opportunity to transform spaces across Bristol. Previous projects have included self-built pocket parks, light installations, densification proposals, a community cinema, recycling clothes shop, community art interventions and greening the high street. The possibilities are broad and endless. For...
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Feed the Homeless Student Volunteers

By | Supporting

Feed the Homeless is a Bristol & Weston Super Mare based charity that is dedicated to distributing food and supplies to the homeless and less fortunate. The student group, Feed the Homeless: University of Bristol was established to provide a further channel of support for…

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Growing Support

By | Community, Growing, Growing & Clearing, Supporting
Growing Support is an award winning social enterprise tackling loneliness, social isolation and inactivity. They work to deliver social and therapeutic gardening activities for people with dementia; this includes things such as weekly gardening clubs, supported by trained volunteers, where people with dementia can work...
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Environmental Policy and Management

By | Thinking
Students on the MSc in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) are able to undertake a partnership project where they work with a community partner either as part of a team or individually , producing either a dissertation or a group project. Since 2013, this Engaged...
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Green Ambassadors

By | Growing, Schools, Supporting
The Green Ambassadors Project works in partnership with schools and community groups to help to teach children in Bristol about the importance of sustainability and how they have the ability to contribute to a greener city. The project began in 2013, using groups of student volunteers from...
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SIBS Social Group

By | Children, Supporting
SIBS is a social group for children who have a brother or sister with a disability. UWE student volunteers provide fun activity days including craft sessions, occasional trips to local attractions and more adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing, on a monthly basis. Until siblings...
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Student led mental health sessions

By | Uncategorised
The Black Dog Project is a student run project that aims to increase awareness of mental health issues in young people in our local community. Zoe, a Psychology student and project coordinator describes the project: ‘’We believe there are gaps in many young people’s knowledge...
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One25

By | Community, Consultancy, Supporting, Thinking
One25 is a Bristol-based charity, specialising in enabling women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. They provide night outreach sessions, a drop-in centre and casework, giving person-centred support and advocacy to around 300 women each...
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Rinsed

By | Uncategorised
Rinsed is a social enterprise created by students at the University of Bristol with the support of Enactus Bristol. Rinsed supports refugees and survivors of slavery and trafficking by offering them employability skills, financial stability and a chance to improve their English through part-time paid...
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Sports Volunteering

By | Supporting

My name is Christine Amin and I’m currently studying MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health at University of Bristol. I participated in Game Changers, an award winning University of Bristol programme that provides training and volunteering opportunities to students interested in sports and exercise. Once students…

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Engaging girls in STEM

By | Uncategorised
Robogals are a student run organisation based within the University of Bristol, as a part of a worldwide initiative, who aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) knowledge within the local community, engage more females in STEM and build a bridge between Bristol...
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UNAE International Peace Conference

By | Supporting
The United Nations Association of Edinburgh (UNAE) is a grassroots voluntary organisation, supporting and promoting the United Nations and helping to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world. Jessica Ma, a post-graduate student of social sciences and law at the University of Bristol, worked as...
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Farmers’ Market

By | Thinking
Second year students at Bristol Medical School have been working on “The Global Environment and Human Health” module, and have achieved many great successes, including establishing a farmers’ market. The module is unlike anything previously taught at the medical school and appeared to Consultant Senior...
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Science & Success: ARKive

By | Thinking
ARKive is a centralised global library of films and photographs of endangered species, is freely accessible to all via the Internet. Based and run from Bristol, it is hailed as the International Noah’s Ark of the 21st Century and has won numerous awards and accolades....
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Business Planning

By | Thinking
A good business plan is the hallmark of a mature, forward thinking organisation. It can help make sense of the direction a business is taking, build cohesion and boost efficiency on limited resources. However, all too often on social projects, where people are passionate about their...
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Urban ID Project Internship

By | Consultancy, Thinking

As part of the University of the West of England’s (UWE Bristol) Undergraduate Internship Scheme, a third year BSc Environmental Science student, Thomas Haines, has been able to undertake 10 weeks paid industry experience as an Urban ID project intern from July-September 2017, on behalf…

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Pelico

By | Business Planning, Community, Supporting, Thinking
Entrepreneurial students have been taking a fresh approach to food and sustainability for the modern world of takeaway! As part of their Entrepreneurship course at University of the West of England, Leyth Hampshire and him fellow classmates decided they wanted to, “make healthy food as...
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Soil & Water Quality Research

By | Conservation

Geography students from University of Bristol spent February working on soil and water quality research projects for local organisations and community groups, including Bristol Green Capital Partnership members. Below is a summary of each project, the findings and next steps. If your organisation would benefit…

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ICT Consultancy

By | Consultancy, Thinking
Community Action and Knowledge Exchange is an annual UWE-based project which has been running for 30 years drawing on the interests and knowledge of IT Management for Business and Computing and Web Design BSc students in partnership with a wide range of community or voluntary groups, social...
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Creative Club

By | Making, Supporting
UWE Bristol and Milestones Trust have launched a 'Creative Club' in which vulnerable adults from the Trust undertake creative projects with support from UWE Bristol students. Beginning in March 2014, Creative Club was a six week pilot where service users from the Trust could go...
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Engineering Design

By | Building, Engineering, Thinking
The degree programme in Engineering Design aims to prepare and equip people to become leaders in industry, the professions and public service. In particular, the programme aims to develop students's skills, meaning they are able to lead large scale projects by working in placements with...
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Parkhive

By | Building, Growing
Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative project between the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Bristol Parks Forum (BPF), Bristol's network of volunteer parks groups, and the support of other local partners, who, in the age of ever-shrinking budgets, play an increasingly important...
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FRANK Water

By | Consultancy, Thinking
In 2015 Chloe Tingle, a University of Bristol graduate with a Masters in Engineering Design, completed a three-month paid internship at FRANK Water to gain industry experience in an excellent local business. Chloe became a valued team member, getting involved in all aspects of the...
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