• Cracked It: Social Enterprise of the Year 2018

    3 October 2018

    Cracked It was named Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 at the Centre for Social Justice Awards.

  • WeWork Creator Spotlight: Chatterbox

    11 July 2018

    WeWork profiled our alumna Mursal Hedayat and her venture Chatterbox.

  • Year Here featured on Woke

    1 February 2018

    Higher education is stuck in a traditional paradigm and we’re on a mission to shake things up.

  • Chatterbox Featured on Reuters TV

    24 March 2017

    Refugees working with Chatterbox, the language learning social enterprise founded by 2015/16 Fellow Mursal Hedayat, talk about the challenges of living in the UK.

  • Juta Shoes on Kickstarter

    31 October 2016

    Juta Shoes’s Kickstarter Campaign to provide even more opportunities to the socially isolated and underemployed women they work with.

  • Birdsong on Crowdcube

    14 September 2016

    Our alumni Birdsong are seeking investment to expand their work with women’s groups from refugee seamstresses to octogenarian knitters.

  • This is where you start

    29 February 2016

    This film profiles four Londoners bearing the brunt of inequality in its varying manifestations. If you care about making society better, hearing these stories is where you must start.

  • Fellow Stories: Karisma Desai

    31 January 2016

    Karisma Desai, Programme Manager at Future Frontiers and 2015 Fellow, shares her experiences of working with disadvantaged young people in South West London.

  • Fellow Stories: Josh Babarinde

    31 January 2016

    Josh talks about his journey from politics to founding a social enterprise training young people to fix cracked iPhones as an entrepreneurial route away from crime.

  • Fellow Stories: Sneh Jani

    31 January 2016

    Management consultant turned aspiring social entrepreneur, Sneh, shares her thoughts on elderly isolation.

  • The Founders

    31 January 2016

    The founders of four of our alumni-led ventures – Settle, Cracked It, Birdsong and The Middle Ground – share the insights that led them to set up their ventures.

  • Inequality won’t fix itself

    21 January 2016

    Year Here is a course for people who want to learn from, and design with, those hit hardest by inequality.

  • Ruba Huleihel at TEDxUCLWomen

    20 January 2016

    2014 Fellow Ruba Huleihel on why she co-founded Birdsong, making fashion fairer for women.

  • From Detroit to the East End

    27 February 2015

    In this 24 hour challenge, Fellows reimagined a global crowdfunding phenomenon as ‘The Poplar Pot’

  • From the horse’s mouth

    21 November 2014

    Our Fellows and Alumni tell their stories of trying their hand at building solutions to problems that matter.

  • Louise Ellaway at TedxHackney

    18 December 2013

    Watch 2013 Fellow Louise Ellaway’s thoughtful talk on How to Think More about Death at TEDx in Hackney.

  • The Hackney Human Library

    21 July 2013

    12 Fellows challenged to create a ‘Human Library’ in Hackney Town Hall Square in just 24 hours. This is the story of what happened.