Faculty of Social Sciences


The Social Impact Game: How to maximise social impact in your organisation

The Social Impact Game, co-created with consultants Learning without Borders, gives practical experience to employers, project advisors and students in co-creating a social impact with their work. This Nottingham Advantage Award module will help students clarify why social impact matters and how to achieve it.

The Social Impact Game uses a specific set of concepts to help students gain clarity about their aspirations, identify their talents and develop the skills to make informed and empowered choices about the projects and placements they take on. Through supporting the students, volunteers will learn an approach to making a social impact in their professional environment.

To find out more about the Social Impact Game, please register your interest.

The role – can you provide a project idea?

We are looking for Business Partners to offer expertise and contacts to a team of 4-5 students with an outline of project outcomes to achieve a measured social impact in an academic year.

As advocate for a Social Impact Project in your organisation by a team of 4-5 students, you will help to achieve project outcomes with:

  • expert advice and contacts
  • being the contact point for students
  • regular status meetings
  • helping to track and measure impact
  • support for issue-resolution
  • participating in a public event on 24 March 2021
  • providing testimonials as volunteer or for your team

Timeline and commitment

  • Business Partner Training (October)
  • Business Partner Orientation (mid-October to November)
  • Time commitment: up to two hours per month November to December 2020 and up to four hours per month January to March 2021
  • Occasional ad hoc availability online, phone or email to resolve issues
  • Attendance of the final public event on 24 March 2021
  • Testimonials as volunteer or for team


  • Accelerate business success through a Social Impact Project
  • Enhance your brand by making a positive community impact
  • Experience fulfilment by making a social impact with your work

You'll be crucial team players for making social impact come alive in your workplace and our Nottingham community.

To find out more about offering a Social Impact Project, contact Rebekah at social-impact-game@nottingham.ac.uk

Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Nottingham
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