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Come and Volunteer at the new Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative!

The UK’s first student’s housing co-op launched on the 27th of June on the Pershore Road in Birmingham, with local students as well as figures from the co-operative movement coming to it.  The nine bed property was purchased by the Phone Co-op, and is being leased to the members of the housing co-op, where they …

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Applications open for the Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative

Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative are nearing the point where we are signing the lease on a property which The Phone Co-op have purchased for us. We are now able to actively start recruiting members to live in the co-op next year and invite your application! For more photos of 805 Pershore Road click here. Unsuccessful …

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Students for Cooperation launches students.coop

Students for Cooperation, a network of student co-operatives across the UK, has launched a new website – www.students.coop. www.students.coop aims to act as a central hub for student co-operation movement. The site features news and updates from student co-ops, a library of useful resources, profiles of every UK student co-op, and a micro social network …

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Co-operative Enterprise Hub freezes new applications

The Co-operative Enterprise Hub, which provides significant support to fledgling co-ops, has suspended its application process pending a review by its beleaguered parent company, The Co-operative Group. More info can be found via the Co-operative News.

Roof inspection of Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative in 2014

Almost 200 apply for Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op

Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative has successfully recruited 106 members to live in the co-operative from September. Lucy Eskell, a medical student at Edinburgh University and one of the co-operatives co-founders, said “The quality and quantity of applicants was overwhelming. It was incredibly difficult to make the final cut from such a talented pool of passionate individuals.”

Students for Cooperation 2013 Leeds meeting

Leeds Founding Meeting 2013

In June 2013 the initial meeting of student co-operatives was held in Leeds to go over the first steps of creating the Students For Co-operation network. The event was hosted by members of Leeds Green Action and had participants from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield in attendance. MinutesStudents For Co-operation Founding Meeting, Leeds 16/06/13 …

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Illustration from the Co-op News guide to setting up a student co-op.

Co-op News launches guide to starting student co-ops

Co-operative News has launched a student’s guide to starting a co-operative. The guide provides an overview of the key steps to be taken by anyone starting a student co-operative, alongside case studies and videos. The guide has been sponsored by Co-operative Education Trust Scotland (CETS), an organisation working to embed co-operative values and principles and the …

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2014 Students for Cooperation general meeting at the founding conference at Birmingham University

Students for Co-operation Holds 2014 Founding Conference

The Students For Co-operation Founding Conference brought together, for the first time delegates from across the country to discuss the direction of the new organisation, get to know each other, and participate in a whole host of valuable and in depth workshops. Modelled on the NASCO Institute which occurs every year in Ann Arbor Michigan, …

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