Videos This page is a selection of videos about student housing co-ops and food co-ops across Britain. Housing Co-op Videos Food Co-op Videos

Good communication

Improving our communication In this section, we’ll explore what we can do to minimise conflict with others and deal with it effectively before it escalates. We will be looking at tools and skills to improve communication that will help to de-escalate a conflict. Conflict in the early stages can be de-escalated by rebuilding connection and …

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What is a student food co-op?

Ever wished you had easy access to affordable, quality and ethical food on your own campus? There are close to thirty student food co-ops across the UK, allowing students to club together to collectively buy their food! Most student food co-ops bulk buy food from co-operative wholesalers like Suma and Greencity alongside local suppliers of fresh produce, …

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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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Resources Index

This page links to a whole host of resources on and external websites. This is a growing list – with many sections very limited in content – so if there’s anything you’d like to add, contribute or any comments you’d like to make then please do get in touch! Getting started What is a Co-operative? How …

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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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Understanding conflict

Understanding what’s really important to both you and the other party in a conflict is a great starting point to understand what the conflict is really about, and can help you think about potential solutions.