As anchor institutions in their communities and cities, universities and colleges benefit society in many ways. This category captures the powerful and innovative ways education institutions are realising their purpose in today’s society to benefit the lives of individuals, communities and wider society. Examples will range from economic, social and environmental impacts with organisations and sectors outside the institution where innovative new approaches to bringing positive benefit can be found.
Although all applications will be considered on their merits, the judges will particularly be looking for innovative community engagement type of initiatives which have an element of proactive, new, community and social concern and positive impacts, rather than the very worthy and commendable ‘grass roots’ and ‘business as usual’ activities. Amongst others, examples might include how an institution applies and exchanges its student and academic knowledge with communities or partner organisations, how it uses its finances and investments, how it designs and manages its campus - all to demonstrate its values and the positive value it brings to society. A powerful example of such innovative and proactive engagement is the Living Lab approach: establishing projects that draw on students’ curricular work or academic research to address real sustainability challenges in stakeholder partnerships with community bodies.
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The Surgical Journey: Transforming patient outcomes
Reducing the impact of 3D scanning methods for bespoke helmets for children
Learning from Loss: Climate change, coastal heritage and community action
Innocence Project London
S.H.E.D (Social Higher Education Depot)
Hope Fest - a wellness and music event for Dublin’s homeless community
Vets in the Community - Pets need vets
Creating our Vision for a Greener Future
SEND & KRISP: Supporting Staffordshire businesses for sustainability
Repairing today for tomorrow
The Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme
RWAD (‘entrepreneurs’ in Arabic)