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.
Caring Cups for the Chester community
ScienceX - taking science to new audiences
SEE Change - delivering Social, Economic and Environmental benefits by being an anchor in the community
Student Law Office - facilitating access to justice in the North East
Food + Wood
Za’atari - living our future now
Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele - ‘CLOCK’-ing up 9,000 volunteering hours to provide access to justice to 4,000 people
Transforming Life Behind Bars
Biodiversity refreshes a campus naturally
#PassingPositivity Mental Health United
Three gardens - one lasting vision
The Case for BREEAM Communities
Report of the Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures: Recommendations on Single-use Disposable Beverage Cups
The first plenary session at this year's conference looked at carbon targets.
Showcasing the highlights of the first annual report of the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard so you can see where the sector is achieving and where the sector needs to up its...
The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement, challenging and working to change male attitudes towards gender based violence.
This session discussed “what is the role of universities through research, teaching, operations and community engagement to address this public health emergency?”
Sustainability: our sector’s current best chance of responding to the urgent demands of climate science – new report A cross-sector partnership advocating for...
Rethinking Rehabilitation - Connecting Communities through Craft Rethinking Rehabilitation- Connecting Communities though Craft - an inspiring collaboration which introduced...