Social Startup

Are you interested in tackling social problems, improving communities, helping to improve people’s lives or the environment? If so, why not join our Social Startup programme.

Social Startup is a programme of 5 workshops to help you look at how your thoughts can be put into action. If you have an idea already that is great! If you don’t, that is not a problem, we can help you by attending our idea generation workshop!

You can develop an idea by yourself or as a team. By developing your social idea you will be on the journey to launching your own social startup.

This programme is open to University of Portsmouth students, graduates and members of the general public.


The workshops will provide you with practical tools and specific Social Startup resources designed to help you develop your idea and support is on hand throughout and after the programme.

The workshop dates

Idea generation workshop:
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 1pm-4pm

5 day Social Startup programme:
Workshop 1: Wednesday 13th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 2: Wednesday 20th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 3: Wednesday 27th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 4: Wednesday 6th March 2019 1pm-4pm
Workshop 5: Wednesday 13th March 2019 1pm-4pm

You will need to be free to attend all five workshops.



If you are a student or graduate (up to 5 years) please register for the Social Startup programme on My Career. For the idea generation session click here and for the 5 week programme click here. You will be taken to the login screen where you need to use your University login details. If you have any problems please email

If you are a member of the general public please register for the Social Startup programme by completing this online form.

Please note: Applying does not mean automatic selection for the programme. We will follow up with you separately to confirm your place.