This category recognises initiatives by tertiary education institutions which create significant benefits for local communities, disadvantaged groups (including disability and accessibility in the broader sense) and/or society as a whole in either the UK (or host country) or developing countries. As well as specific initiatives, this category includes institutions taking a leading and visionary role in multi-partner activities such as community development or urban regeneration.
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.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.
Activities which have a substantial student element should be submitted to the Student Engagement category.
The Winning entry will automatically be put forward for the International Green Gown Award for Community.
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Hands on Bristol - Live Architecture Lab
Community21 – Embedding the University of Brighton School of Architecture and Design into a local and international sustainable development network
Choices 4 all: Get out be active
Down by the river- BU students connecting the local community to wildlife
Snug not smug
Van Mildert College Outreach
Green Move Out
Green Week takes Coventry by storm (or soup)
The Older Adult Group
Sustainable Sainji: A community focused learning partnership