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Developing low carbon neighbourhoods

Improving university engagement with communities and neighbourhoods in Newcastle upon Tyne to discern local visions and actions relevant to building low carbon communities/neighbourhoods

Kids College

The project facilitated inter-disciplinary student volunteer teams who designed, developed and delivered innovative and exciting learning modules for primary school children at risk of disengaging with education. It is a collaboration between the university, business and schools.

Step Up - Community Leadership Programme

Step Up was a bespoke leadership development programme led by the Manchester Beacon and Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations, designed to support and mentor leaders from the BAME communities.

Culture Change Labs

How can Beacons help foster change within institutional culture? This was the starting point for the Manchester Beacon Steering Group, who recognised that this change could be encouraged within certain contexts.

Accessing our National Heritage

The Adult Education Centre at University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland commenced collaboration in 2008 to harness and leverage the resources and exhibitions of the National Library for the benefit of adult learners.

Create and Inspire Training

Dundee Science Centre developed ‘Create and Inspire’ training for researchers and scientists to help them learn about the style and ethos of science communication in a science centre context.

Biology Outreach Day

Molecular biology and human disease PhD students from Nottingham University engaged A-level students with their research and gave them the opportunity to see what life is like in the lab.