Universities and colleges are now expected to demonstrate their value to wider society. Often uniquely placed to engage with local and regional communities, they are able to support and enhance the development of sustainable growth significantly.
Institutions can function as important conduits for establishing stimulating and supportive meaningful relationships, which are mutually beneficial. Outreach programmes and/or activities to widen participation and promote inclusion are examples of how positive outcomes can come to be. Institutions can also be significant contributors to local economies, directly through the procurement of local products and services or indirectly by strengthening the resilience of the local workforce with skills development support.
The 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.
Dr Sarah Gretton
The session gave an in-depth overview into the impact that food choices have on our health, environment and communities and how institutions have the power to positively...
EAUC-Scotland's 'Promoting Sustainable Behaviours Sharing Series' October edition discussed Minimising Single Use Cup Waste. We have produced this best practice...
In a new documentary film called 'Climate Change and Scotland's Future', University of Glasgow graduates Jenni O'Neill and Cameron Mackay (both recent geography...
The first event in EAUC-Scotland's 'Promoting Sustainable Behaviours Sharing Series' took place on the 6th September 2017 and focussed on Student Engagement events....
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)