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Students For Cooperation
Students for Cooperation
Students for Cooperation logo
AbbreviationSfC
FormationJune 2013; 6 years ago (2013-06)
TypeCo-operative federation
PurposeTo develop and support the UK's student co-operative movement.
Membership
24 food co-ops, 4 housing co-ops, 1 bike co-op, 1 swap/re-use co-op
Staff
2
Websitestudents.coop

Students for Cooperation (SfC) is a co-operative federation of student co-operatives across the UK, which exists to "develop and support the growing student co-operative movement".[1][2][3] As a secondary co-op, the organisation is owned and controlled by its constituent member co-operatives.

The membership includes 24 food co-ops, four housing co-ops, one bike co-op and one swap/re-use co-op.[4]

Conferences

Students for Cooperation hosts between 2-3 conferences a year usually referred to as Summer,[5] Autumn[6][7] and Winter[8] Conferences. These conferences move between different locations - generally in different university cities in which student cooperatives are based. These conferences feature forums for debate and discussion about the direction of Students for Cooperation, workshops to train individuals in member cooperatives and sessions provided by guest speakers from the wider Co-operative Movement.

The conferences also facilitate General Meetings in which policy proposals can be submitted by member cooperatives for Students for Cooperation to adopt.[9]

The founding conference was held at the University of Birmingham and featured a guest speaker from North American Students of Cooperation.[10][11][12]

National Body of Student Housing Cooperatives (NBSHC)

Students for Cooperation through funding obtained from the East of England Co-operative Society contracted Acorn Co-operative Support [13] to undertake a primary report [14] into the establishment of a National Body of Student Housing Cooperatives to address issues holding back the growth of existing student housing cooperatives and establishment of new ones across the UK. The report in part was inspired by the successes seen in the US and Canada by the work of North American Students of Cooperation. Students for Cooperation was recommended to raise the sum of £20,000 of initial seed funding to cover costs of legal work and registration of the National Body and is currently seeking this funding.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Aims and Principles". students.coop. Students for Cooperation. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "How young people, technology and co-op values are creating a better future". The Guardian. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "New association will help UK students to set up co-operatives". Co-operative News. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Our Network". students.coop. Students for Cooperation. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.students.coop/brighton-summer-conference/
  6. ^ http://www.students.coop/edinburgh-autumn-conference/
  7. ^ http://www.students.coop/edinburgh-autumn-conference-2016/
  8. ^ http://www.students.coop/norwich-winter-conference/
  9. ^ http://www.students.coop/about-us/democracy/
  10. ^ http://www.students.coop/students-for-co-operation-conference/
  11. ^ https://www.thephone.coop/about-us/blog/2014/february/the-future-of-co-operation/
  12. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/mar/26/co-ops-uk-growth
  13. ^ Acorn Coop Support Website
  14. ^ Feasibility Study for a National Body of Student Housing Co-ops
  15. ^ Creating a National Body of Student Housing Co-operatives

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