If you’re a grad who’s ambitious about making society better, it can be tricky to know where to start. That’s why we brought together The Golden List, some of the most interesting and ambitious options to get stuck in to social change.
The list includes 80 opportunities to get stuck into social impact work – from social grad schemes like Teach First and Frontline the burgeoning ‘tech for good’ field pioneered by Bethnal Green Ventures and the Nominet Trust.
Our judging panel picked out the very best opportunities within the following categories:
This year, we’re also adding two new categories that will be decided by public vote – rising stars and social change influencers.
This year’s list has been judged by 10 leaders of the social impact field:
Tom Rippin is the Chief Executive of On Purpose, a one-year social enterprise leadership programme for private sector professionals, Chairman of Spice, and a non-executive director at the Shaftesbury Partnership.
Cynthia Shanmugalingam is the Founder of Kitchenette, London’s first kitchen incubator for food startups. She previously ran the Global Innovation Academy and Learning Launchpad for the Young Foundation.
Neil Jameson is the Executive Director and Lead Organiser at Citizens UK, the UK’s leading community organising group who are behind various grassroots initiatives including the London Living Wage campaign.
Dom Campbell is the Founder of FutureGov, a digital design agency that aims to transform public services. FutureGov now works internationally and has spawned innovations such as Casserole, Patchwork and Simpl.
Cassie Robinson is a social innovation consultant with co-Founder of The Point People. She is currently working for Government Digital Service, Nesta, the British Council and Mind, the mental health charity.
Oli Barrett MBE is co-founder of Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference, and the StartUp Britain campaign. He also started Tenner, the scheme which has challenged over 100,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month, starting with £10.