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July 2014
“What next..?” Why #socent should be an option for school leavers
Jul31

“What next..?” Why #socent should be an option for school leavers

It is both refreshing and inspiring to see and hear about new waves of social entrepreneurs arising in a world that seems rife with unemployment and struggle. I can remember leaving school, not all that long ago and being faced with the question, what comes next? To be honest, there wasn’t really that much to ponder over. You seemed to be faced with the choice of university or the scary world of work. Neither of these options really...

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Thinking ‘Beyond the Classroom’ to Revolutionise Education
Jul24

Thinking ‘Beyond the Classroom’ to Revolutionise Education

With nothing short of drive, determination and sheer commitment to education, Amma Mensah, founder of Beyond the Classroom explains why there is a need to change current teaching practices. With a passion to work within the youth development sector and a keen eye for social problems, Amma saw the need for a concept like Beyond the Classroom. Her previous mentoring roles within other youth organisations highlighted areas of the...

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May 2014
“On a Monday I teach five different drama classes…” – Rachel’s working week
May02

“On a Monday I teach five different drama classes…” – Rachel’s working week

This week, the UnLtd Community Reporters were asked to make a video to answer the question, ‘What does a day in your life look like?’  In this video blog, Rachel explains the challenge of juggling different creative jobs with other administrative and business tasks, and the importance of that age old tool, the...

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March 2014
Story: Heads Above the Waves
Mar04

Story: Heads Above the Waves

Grace Quantock finds out how Heads Above Water is helping young people express their problems through music. They work primarily with young people suffering from depression with episodes of self-harm....

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AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style
Mar04

AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style

Arrfa Ali meets Samual Kankuni, 16, founder of Newcastle-based AS Apparel...

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There’s Business in Diversity
Mar04

There’s Business in Diversity

Seun Oshinake speaks to the leader of Diverse Leaders Network to find out how the group is raising awareness to the business opportunities in multicultural communities...

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Alternative Orchestra
Mar04

Alternative Orchestra

Setting up a social enterprise can be extremely rewarding but it also comes with its difficulties… On a rather cold and wet February afternoon in Edinburgh Kyle Wilson caught up with with Jack Nissan who runs a social enterprise called Tinderbox. He explained the highlights and frustrations of running your own project, click below to hear a bit more. https://audioboo.fm/boos/1963476-kyle-wilson-interviews-the-founder-of-tinderbox...

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Story: Have a Social Bite of it!
Mar04

Story: Have a Social Bite of it!

Josh Littlejohn rarely gets bored. A normal day could go from speaking to Richard Branson’s or Bill Clinton’s office – selling sponsorship of tens of thousands of pounds – to panicking over whether there is enough salt and pepper in the egg mayo rolls. The young entrepreneur started in the world of enterprise by founding Capital Events, hosting prestigious occasions for the likes of the Scottish Business Awards, securing...

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February 2014
Coping Through Art
Feb25

Coping Through Art

Sharing your problems with the world and gaining confidence through a piece of art you have produced might be every bit as healing as seeing a doctor when you feel that you need a hand going through a difficult period in your life. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that you might not be the best at arts. These are some of the things students at the Excelsior College learn at the school’s Coping Through Art programme. We paid them...

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January 2014
641 Youth House: Fighting Cuts, Changing Lives
Jan07

641 Youth House: Fighting Cuts, Changing Lives

641 Youth House is based in the Heart of Selly Oak in Birmingham. The centre has been open for around 20 years and is one of the many youth centres in Birmingham that are at risk of closing down due to the cuts being made by Birmingham City Council. Young people at the 641 Youth House have been participating in a number of programmes and activities which enabled them to develop skills as well as build their confidence and self-esteem....

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