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

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 Raymond-Williams, founder and managing director of Shine ALOUD CIC

Rianna Raymond-Williams, Shine ALOUD UK CIC

"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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Elizabeth Stanley, founder of social enterprise Wraparound, and School for Social Entrepreneurs fellow

Elizabeth Stanley, Wraparound

"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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The School for Social Entrepreneurs fellow, Caro, collecting seaweed in Cornwall for her social enterprise Cornish Seaweed Company

Caro Warwick-Evans, Cornish Seaweed Company

"SSE not only gave us the business support and training that we needed but they were a solid, friendly and highly experienced support network."

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