Universities and colleges are now expected to demonstrate their value to wider society. They are often uniquely placed to engage with their communities and the wider public in ways which support the development of sustainable local communities.
Institutions can function as important conduits for partnership working by stimulating and supporting meaningful relationships for mutual benefit within the wider community, using internal expertise to contribute to local strategic partnerships and energising them to contribute to an area’s regeneration or development. Outreach programmes and/or activities to widen participation and promote inclusion in the local area can also contribute significantly to the development of otherwise neglected sections of society.
Institutions are also often significant contributors to the local economy, whether directly through the procurement of local products and services or indirectly by strengthening the resilience of the local workforce by supporting skills development.
EAUC-Scotland's Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
The Journey of Food is an interactive 30 minute eLearning module, developed by Cloud Sustainability in partnership with Veris.
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Giving hope to the female inmates in Nigeria, so that they can find work, feed their families and live a fulfilled life without turning to crime.
Working with ex-offenders to give them the building blocks to secure long-term empowerment and ultimately employment.
Working in Uganda to give individuals who have a passion for fashion a route into the industry whilst also providing with a stable income.
Working in Tanzania to create local cook stove entrepreneurs while at the same time providing a safer, cleaner environment for local communities.
Giving the homeless community in Glasgow a route back into employment
Online Guide on 'How to do Transition at your University or College' published by the Transition Network.
Progressing national SDGs implementation: experiences and recommendations from 2016 - Bond Since the signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, countries...
UCL Press has announced the publication of an open access book by Robert Biel entitled : Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City. Download it free from...
Report highlighting a key resource that the public sector can use to improve low carbon behaviours and practices within the workplace and others.
A supporting report to the series of presentation slides from the Sustainable Development Good Practice Event 22 October 2014. This report was produced by our...
A series of presentation slides that depict a number of best practice case studies These were compiled by our colleagues in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First...
Transition University of St Andrews is part of the UK-based Transition Network, and a long-lasting example of a Transition University. Launched in 2009 by a group of...
Burgundy School of Business was the Winner for its Citizen Action Program to commit into local communities.
'How to' Guide by the Scottish Government on how people can engage in Climate Conversations.
Students from Fife College created a low carbon lunch at the Fife Environmental Partnership Conference and Fair.
Seminar commissioned by the Scottish Government by Tom Crompton on what role values play in building commitment to social and environmental change.
"To educate students for a lifetime of contribution to society, colleges and universities accept an enormous challenge. Toward this end, they help students pursue a broad...
Green UWE Bristol - 21 good things at Frenchay campus, University of the West of England.