Since the beginning of term, from Monday 14th September until Sunday 11th October, Winchester Hub has ran a Social Media Takeover (SMT) for each of the programmes we run to introduce you to our team! In this blog we will have an overview of each SMT per programme which ran across all of our platforms from Facebook, to Twitter to Instagram!


The President's Takeover took place on Monday 14th September 2020. Lydia is our amazing President this year!!! She shared a wonderful video on Twitter!!


Our staff took on a creative approach with their Social Media Takeovers on Twitter, Instagram and Twitter!!! Look at their amazing drawings!! Sorcha took over on Tuesday 15th and Liz on Wednesday 16th September 2020!




SIP ran their takeover from Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th September 2020!


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Meet our Social Innovation Programme coordinator, Michael! From today through to Saturday stay tuned for all the SIP content! Below, Michael tells us why he took on the role... 'Hi I'm Michael. I'm the SIP coordinator this year! I'm also a second year psychology student. I completed the SIP programme last year and had an amazing experience, learning new skills and meeting people I would not have met if it was not for the programme. I'd love if other people could have the same opportunity and experience I had. Things are a bit different as it's all online but it can still be just as good, if not better. It's great for your CV and the local community!' [Image description: a digital graphic with a photo of Michael, our SIP coordinator, beneath a text box containing his quote. In the bottom left hand corner is the SIP logo, and to the right is the Winchester Hub logo and 'Michael' in capitals.] #HelloWinch #SIP #CommunityPartners #SocialInnovation #WinchesterHub #Freshers

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Why you should become a volunteer for SIP...


The Schools Plus Takeover ran from Sunday 20th September to Tuesday 22nd September 2020! Their takeover was massive and took place on all three platforms!!

On Instagram they advertised for volunteers to join Schools Plus and sign up as applications had just opened! They all so introduced themselves, so you could meet the Schools Plus team!!

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The Schools Plus Program is going to look a little bit different this semester, whilst our volunteers will not be able to go into schools, there are still some great opportunities to get involved with! Firstly, we will be offering 1-1 online tutoring sessions, whereby volunteers will be matched with a student who will need help with a specific subject or topic. Volunteers will then be responsible for assisting the students with these topics and answering any questions they may have! But do not worry the Schools Plus Coordinators will always be on hand to help with this! Tutoring will take place online via zoom and is a flexible volunteering option as our volunteers can decide which day they wish to tutor! So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today! Link in bio ๐Ÿ”— #WhatOurVoluntersSay #SchoolsPlus #volunteer #HelloWinch

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On Twitter they wrote about what other volunteers and school partners had to say about Schools Plus!!


The Youth Theatre Takeover took place from Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th September 2020!

This is Ella one of our Youth Theatre Coordinators!

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Hear from Ella: "๐™ƒ๐™ž ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š, ๐™„โ€™๐™ข ๐™€๐™ก๐™ก๐™– - ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง 20/21! ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ซ๐™š๐™™. ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ. ๐™Ž๐™ค ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ก๐™ฎ, ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™– ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ?" Apply to Youth Theatre today! Link in bio ๐Ÿ”— [image description: A Youth Theatre Co-ordinator smiling at the camera.] #HelloWinch #volunteer #winchester #student

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Here is what their volunteers had to say...

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Link in bio to get involved with our volunteering.

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Read Carmen's story here: "๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š!! ๐™„ ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™จ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™—๐™š๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™– ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช! ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™  ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™–๐™™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง!" Sound like something you are interested in? Apply today - link in bio ๐Ÿ”— [image description: A Youth Theatre Volunteer smiling at the camera.] #HelloWinch #winchester #uow #students

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Here are your reasons to join...


Give It A Go Social Media Takeover started on Wednesday 28th - 30th September 2020!

Meet the Give It A Go Coordinator Charlotte!

What is Give It A Go?

Reasons for joining Give It A Go:


The Social Media Takeover dedicated days from Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd October 2020 to highlight our Community Partners!

Harestock Primary School

Wickham Community Centre

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Today we want to highlight our wonderful Community Partner: Wickham Community Centre! ๐Ÿงก Our student consultants volunteering on the Social Innovation Programme last year provided some useful recommendations for Wickham Community Centre, and it's great to hear the response. "I've been finding the interactions with the students challenging - in a good way. They ask questions that really need me to think about some of the things we have been doing for a long time, and need to justify why we continue to do them.. With their 'outsider' view, it's incredibly useful to get that perspective." Know a local business, organisation or charity who might like to partner with us? Email [email protected] to let us know! Want to sign up to be a student consultant? Apply for our SIP programme by clicking the link in our bio! [Image description: a yellow and orange graphic design with a quote from Wickham Community Centre in the middle. It's surrounded by speech bubbles, an illustration of people, and the Hub and SIP logos] #HelloWinch #StudentVolunteering #SocialAction #WinchesterHub

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General Johnson Court

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Today we're highlighting our Community Partner: General Johnson Court! ๐Ÿงก They've been a real treasure supporting our LinkAges project, and some wonderful relationships have formed as a result. "The support and friendship the girls have given to the Residents at General Johnson Court has been a pleasure to observe. I have been the Manager there for many years so I know the Residents well. The Residents have loved the companionship with the girls." Know a local business or charity who would like to partner with us? Email [email protected] to let us know! [Image description: a graphic design featuring the quote from General Johnson Court in a circle in the centre. In the background are photographs from LinkAges events and below are three house illustrations with hearts in their centres] #HelloWinch #SocialAction #StudentVolunteering #WinchesterHub

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If you are a local business, organisation or charity and want to set a challenge for student SIP consultants look no further


Woolly Matters Social Media Takeover took place from Monday 5th to 7th October 2020!

Meet the Woolly Matters Coordinators!! Louise and Gina!

They then taught tutorials on how to knit, one learning how to cast and the other teaching the knit stitch!

They finished their Social Media Takeover by celebrating their first session of the year!


This whole Social Media Takeover is brought to you by our Comms team!! Their takeover took place from the Friday 9th - 11th October 2020!

Meet our Comms Team!! Kate, Rosanna, Ella and Carmen!!

One of our Social Media Takeover days was World Mental Health Day, so our Comms team wanted to share how they deal with days that are a bit of a struggle!

The Comms team wanted to let you know what their roles are and how they contribute to Winchester Hub!

To conclude the Comms team did a final post...


Fundraising's takeover took place on Wednesday 14th -Thursday 15th October 2020!

Meet our Fundraising team!!! Holly and Morika!!

I hope you enjoyed our programme's Social Media Takeovers over the past month and have learned all you can about what we do at Winchester Hub! To find out more details or to sign up to any of these programmes go to Winchester Hub's website here.