Innovation through collaboration

What is CollabHub?


First CollabHub meeting

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CollabHub is short for Collaboration Hub

  • It is a social enterprise for students across the university to meet each other and create multidisciplinary teams.
  • It was developed to foster confidence for collaborative practice, to help students build future networks and possible professional relationships.
  • The door is open for collaboration beyond the University, inviting the possibility of relationships with local and creative businesses.
  • The goal is simply based on the notion giving ‘the gift of confidence’ (Vera John-Steiner adapts this idea from Jean-Paul Sartre); confidence gained though group identity, and confidence to negotiate the challenge of collaboration.
  • CollabHub belongs to the students. It is driven by their innovations and willingness to take risks in an assessment and course free social context.
  • CollabHub also aims to draw on local social enterprise networks and a longer term strategy for this is being developed.


First meeting was on October 3rd 2012, 32 members and 7 pitches were presented. We now have over 925 members in the Facebook group (July 2016). Members are from a wide range of disciplines, and also from some other Universities, and arts communities. CollabHub is not limited to creative arts though; this group welcomes all students as diverse multi-discipline teams can be formed. CollabHub is a kind of playground, a sandpit for creating and exploring ideas.

CollabHub explained – (click here for a .pdf about the history of CollabHub in the first year. We are now in the third year)

This blog features updates on meetings, news, links and thoughts on creativity and collaborative creativity and related theoretical works.

2 thoughts on “What is CollabHub?

  1. we now have almost 1000 members on Facebook, and counting!

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