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People + Passion = Politics: A Guide to Making Change

Politics isn’t sexy. It isn’t often described as ‘lit’ or ‘fire’, and we don’t share excitement for policies that affect the socio-economic climate like we rave about Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘DAMN.’ (Not a plug, although it is rather good.)…

Beyond (un)employment – The Journey So Far

As many of you know we are launching a new collaborative learning programme with Impact Hub and Robert Bosch Stiftung called beyond (un)employment, which you can find out more about and apply for here. At the end of March, we…

OVERHEAR at Impact Hub

Those of you who came to our first ever Fuckup Night recently will have met Impact Hub Birmingham member Tom Peel. He was the bespectacled one graciously serenading us with his musical stylings, masterfully bridging the line between melancholy and…

Future of Unemployment

The future of unemployment sounds like a grand concept, but is one we need to imagine. And if we are to discuss the future of unemployment we need to start by understanding a society based on employment. Firstly, we must…

Fuck Ups and Failure

Fuckups and Failure – Sharing stories of failure and the paths people took to achieve it On Monday 10th April at 6.30pm, Impact Hub Birmingham will host the first of its monthly Fuckup Nights. Interested in knowing more? Read on……

Welcoming New Faces

Over the last few months we’ve had lots of changes at Impact Hub Birmingham. As we move out of our founding year and into a new chapter, we have learnt lots about our growing community, our roles, our passions and…

Design, Participation, Dudley and Daniel

Just over 2 years ago I moved back here to my hometown, Birmingham after doing 6 months in Manchester, a Masters student ready to pursue my final research project and looking for an opportunity to do so with an organisation.…

beyond (un)employment – Go Global, Solve Local

Beyond (un)employment An International Collaboration to Tackle Local Issues Never in the modern era have the challenges of employment been as pronounced as they are now. Whilst employment figures rise, they can mask the reality of poor contracts and demoralising…

Supporting Entrepreneurs: Research Project Launch

How Can The Hub Better Support Entrepreneurs? Intro to a research project with the University of Birmingham Social entrepreneurship is something Impact Hub Birmingham is passionate about and a ‘field’ we are very focused on helping to grow. Many of…