Developing educational activities which positively impact on the community, and/or enhance students’ engagement skills
Public engagement not only enriches the research activity of universities, it also provides opportunities to enrich the curriculum, to extend the impact of the university’s pedagogic expertise, and to enhance the student experience.
Supporting lifelong learning and community capacity building
Visitors exploring animal emotions in the company of university students and staff at the Discover research festival. University of Bristol
There are a host of ways that universities contribute to cultural and intellectual life locally and nationally – from media appearances, to debates and public lectures, interactive events and festivals; through cultural activities, for instance through museums, galleries and arts centres; and through supporting lifelong learning and capacity building.
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- Working with Science and Discovery Centres
- Bristol Festival of Nature case study
- Inside Out Festival case study
- Kids College case study
- NUstART arts education case study
- Sustainable living and the older community case study
Teaching engagement skills and service (or ‘community-based’) learning
Many universities are also finding ways to weave engagement into the curriculum, responding to the appetite from students for learning that is socially-engaged.
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- University of Southampton: Social enterprise module case study
- Coming soon: we will launch a guide to community-based learning
Explore each of these other areas in more depth
- Public engagement with research
- Knowledge Exchange and Sharing
- Public Engagement and Social Responsibility