Photo of the Feasibility Study for a National Body of Student Housing Co-ops by Acorn Co-op Support.

Creating a National Body of Student Housing Co-operatives

48 page report drafted showing possibility for a National Body of Student Housing Co-operatives which would enable the quick growth of student housing co-operatives across the U.K.  The national body would support a generation of student co-operators by providing a long lasting infrastructure for students involved in social change and community projects. The need for …

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June 2015 Sheffield Delegates’ Meeting and national meet-up

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2015, Sheffield Join fellow co-op’ers from across the UK for our summer meet-up in Sheffield Students’ Union, hosted by Sheffield Student Housing Co-operative. The weekend will include workshops and training, socials, our Delegates’ Meeting, group discussions, working group organising, and the first meeting for establishing a national body for …

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SHRUB coop logo

SHRUB in a nutshell

Since 2008 students passionate about sustainability (from Edinburgh People & Planet society, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Accommodation Services) have been organizing an annual event at the University of Edinburgh, the “Freshers’ Freeshop”. Unwanted items left by students moving out of university accommodation were collected, sorted and stored over summer, and then re-distributed …

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Birmingham Student Housing Co-op opens applications for 2015-16 academic year

805 Pershore Road is looking ahead to a second successful year as a student housing co-op and has just opened applications for co-operative members/residents for the 2015-16 academic year. At present, it looks like there will be 5 rooms available. Tenancy is from the first week of July 2015 to the end of June 2016. …

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January 2015 Leeds Delegates Meeting and national meet-up

Saturday 24 January 2015, Leeds Our next Delegates Meeting and national meet-up will take place on Saturday 24th of January in Leeds, hosted by the Leeds Green Action Food Co-operative. The day will include the Delegates Meeting, workshops and training, working group organising, group discussions and socials. Please make sure you complete the registration form …

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Students for Cooperation 2013 founding meeting in Leeds

Could your group or society become a co-operative?

To become a co-operative, a group should fulfil the definition of a co-operative and follow the co-operative values and principles. This article will run through these, allowing you to assess whether or not your group could or should become a co-operative! Student societies and groups often already follow a number of co-operative principles and values. …

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Responding to Conflict

There’s a difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is impulsive and instantaneous; a response is a considered, conscious choice of action. Fight, Flight or Freeze The most primitive part of our brain – the amygdala – controls our initial reaction to a threat. Whether we opt for flight, to fight, or to freeze, is …

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