Year Here is a full-time postgraduate course in London designed to cultivate entrepreneurial approaches to entrenched social problems.
Unlike a traditional Master’s degree, it’s immersive, action-oriented – and grounded in the daily experience of those at the frontline of inequality.
Our Fellows try their hand at building creative and entrepreneurial responses to social problems, supported by industry mentoring and a rigorous social innovation curriculum.
Our Fellows have collectively volunteered 130,000 hours in frontline services – including homeless shelters, community centres and Pupil Referral Units.
We’ve also launched 33 ventures like Settle, supporting vulnerable young people who are moving into their first home, Chatterbox, a language tuition service staffed by refugees, and Birdsong, a fashion brand selling clothes handcrafted by women’s groups – from elderly knitters to migrant seamstresses – with a ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’ ethos.
Collectively they have reached over 15,000 beneficiaries, generated more than £3m revenue and received national coverage in The Guardian, Huffington Post, Independent, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Vice and BBC News.