Who comes to the SSE?
One of the SSE's great strengths is the diversity of our students. We are accessible to people of all ages and from all educational, ethnic and employment backgrounds. There are no paper qualifications required for any of our courses.
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 has changed my life; a fantastic programme" Jane Jiwa
“I had found the place to which I belonged..these are my people sort of thing. It makes you think you are not mad or alone.” Claire Hodgson
“SSE is a life, and potentially world, changing experience; new world leaders apply here” Sinead Macmanus
“SSE has opened my eyes to a new way of living, the process has transformed me from being a person that wishes and regrets to a person that is working towards living my dream” Peter Saunders
“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
“ ‘Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away’. That is how my year has been with you all, breathtaking!” Steve Light