Who comes to the SSE?
Since 1997 we've worked with over 1,200 invidiauls. We've supported social entrepreneurs from age 17 to 74. We welcome people from all educational, ethnic and employment backgrounds and believe that diversity is one of the greatest contributing factors in creating a valuable learning experience for our students.
We welcome applications to our courses from social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. No paper qualifications are needed, but you need to be able to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, determined and committed to your project.
SSE is a non-aligned organisation that seeks to avoid all forms of religious or political affiliation. SSE does not accept applications for, or provide assistance to, any project connected with political or religious activities or proselytising
What our students say about us
"Without the SSE I would never have had the knowledge or skills to take my idea further" Frankie Hodge
“SSE is a life, and potentially world, changing experience; new world leaders apply here” Sinead Macmanus
“SSE have empowered me with the tools, knowledge and self belief to turn my simple idea into an exciting and life changing reality. My life will never be the same again, thanks to all of my SSE family” Sarah Humphreys
“SSE has not only empowered, supported and advised me but made me focused and determined to succeed. Above all they have given me a platform to launch, thus turning my dream into a reality” Ann Marie Lewis
“The action learning sessions, the witness sessions and the group of peers all at different stages in their own projects creates a type of support network which is invaluable. It translates into the sort of confidence that makes me feel –‘I can do this- it’s not too overwhelming’ ” Zan Barberton
“SSE gave me confidence and clarity about my project as well as the opportunity to connect with like minded people.” Adwoa Agyemang
“SSE helped me make my idea more sustainable and effective. SSE is not just a place to find others, but is also a place where social entrepreneurs can find themselves” Craig Blake
“SSE have given me the essential push I needed to run my project- with the knowledge, encouragement and support SSE provide, my idea would have been just that, an idea” Madeline Alterman