Meet our students

Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Davie Parks from The Skill Mill

Davie Parks, The Skill Mill

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been key to our success and helped develop The Skill Mill from a dream into reality."

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A beneficiary of IDS Services enjoys a day out at a farm

Ilva Rollason, IDS Services CIC

"It was great hearing from more experienced social entrepreneurs and having them share their stories during the witness sessions, it really helped me to put my experiences into context."

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Matt Kitson outside one of his social enterprise community cinema events

Matt Kitson, Driftwood Cinema

"Without the programme and support that the School for Social Entrepreneurs has provided my idea would probably still be just that."

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Social Entrepreneur Jo Salter holds one of the items for sale via Where Does it Come From? An ethical clothing brand

Jo Salter, Where Does It Come From?

"Being in a room with a bunch of inspiring, determined entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place is a wonderfully positive and sharing experience."

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Rianna with the magazine

Rianna Raymond-Williams, Shine Aloud UK

"The most valuable part of the programme has been the witness sessions. It’s so refreshing to hear from social entrepreneurs in the field and learn about their experiences."

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Social Entrepreneur founder of Wraparound Partnership

Elizabeth Stanley, Wraparound Partnership

"My personal development as an entrepreneur and my understanding of social enterprise would not be where it is now were it not for the programme."

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Social Entrepreneur Founder of Gener8te

Eurydice Caldwell, Gener8te

"SSE has helped cement my path to being a social entrepreneur"

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Founder of social enterprise VoxSkoool

Victoria BeeBee, VoxSkool

"If you have an idea that can help make social change - what are you waiting for?!"

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Founder of Social Enterprise Dance Lyf

Belise Niringiyimana, Dance Lyf CIC

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs empowers you so you can build a sustainable social enterprise."

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Robin Chu, Founder of social enterprise Coach Bright

Robin Chu, CoachBright

"Only through hearing everyone else's powerful founder stories at SSE did I find my own."

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