Be a CHANGEMAKER
University of Northampton
• More than 300,000 students graduate each
year in the UK
• We want you to be more than just a ‘good’
• We want you to stand out from the crowd!
We stand out because we are CHANGEMAKERS!
Maybe you don’t realise it, but…..
You are already
Changing the World
I have a responsibility to make positive
changes in society
I have the power and resources
(tangible and intangible) to make a
I take initiative to bring about
innovative change, local and systemic
I work with others to maximise
impact, working in groups and
I know and live authentically according
to my values
I practice empathy; by entering, by a
willed use of the imagination, another
person's world without judgment
Have you spotted a social problem?
From poverty to pollution….
Some problems seem just too big to tackle
Be a CHANGEMAKER
What if it’s not just me?
What if there is a group of us, making changes?
What if there is a lot of us?
What if the whole UNIVERSITY was making changes?
You are not alone
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation gives job opportunities &
training to young people, raising their confidence to become
world class chefs
One Water send 100% of their profit to Africa to fund water projects
Closer to home
Mike Britton started
• Recycles household furniture which
prevents it going to waste
• Sells it cheaply to poor people in
• Hires ex-offenders to give them a new start
in a job
Created Homework Hub, to help her mum and brother work together on his homework
Environmental Sustainability Changemakers
Student Switch Off +
Green House Award Scheme
Sustainable Business Ethics Social Enterprise
• Student Sustainability Fund Grants
• Change ME campaign
team work +
= positive social change
• Explore social, environmental & financial issues
• Measure your starting point
• Develop an action plan
7 Units, Bronze, Silver, Gold (UG) & Platinum (PG)
Understanding social change, innovation & entrepreneurship,
Understanding me- my, empathy, my personal assets, skills and
resources and my innovation orientation
Understanding society, communities and social problems- through
voluntary action, scientific research, employment or experience
Solving problems- through innovation, ideation and decision-making
Venture planning- either business, product planning, event
creation, performance or media campaigning to achieve mainstreaming
Starting and sustaining the venture- financing, governance and selling
the venture idea
Communicating the venture- marketing and media, personal and
Start anytime. Learn & act alongside your degree. Peer review. Increase employability
Starting to be a Changemaker
• Sign up to the Changemaker Resource Centre
• Create your Net-Positive Student profile
• Register for the Changemaker Certificate