NCCPE's annual conference in Bristol
The promise of collaboration is enormous: as a route to sharing expertise and working together to do purposeful work that makes a difference. For universities, it can be a route to better research and teaching, and to express universities’ commitment to engaging more productively with society.
Recent years have seen a flowering of approaches: from citizen science to co-production; from patient involvement to urban ‘labs’.
Whilst there can be huge benefits, the practice of collaboration can be challenging. Indeed, challenge can be a key ingredient for healthy partnerships. Engage 2017 will take stock of what we are learning about how to realise the promise of collaboration. Looking across the spectrum of collaborative approaches, it will showcase cutting edge practice and share the latest thinking from within higher education and beyond.