Green Gown Awards 2018 - University of the West of England, Bristol - Finalist

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Bristol’s “One City Plan” is a new initiative that aims to use the collective power of organisations and communities across the city to help solve key challenges – creating a healthier, more equal, inclusive and sustainable city.

The One City Plan provides an opportunity to show how UWE Bristol contributes to the greater good of our city and region through: Aligning the many and varied activities our students and staff are engaged in with community partners across Bristol to the ambitions of the Plan; and; developing new opportunities for partnerships to generate research projects and student learning activities which contribute to the immediate and long-term challenges facing Bristol.

The One City Plan provides a framework through which we can co-ordinate this activity across the university. During 2017-18 we have carried out a range of linked activities which support UWE students and staff to engage in projects which benefit the city.

Top 3 learnings:

  • We used a coherent framework to maximise the value of diverse activities across the university.
  • Linking activities to key city priorities shows staff and students how their activity has impact.
  • Our framework for engagement recognises the knowledge, skills and resources held by communities.