UKCPN Principles of Practice

The UK Community Partner Network has put together a draft Principles of Practice for community-university partnership working.

updated on 04 Oct 2023
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What do we mean by community-university partnership working? A specific and organised activity, action or project which involves and is intended to benefit both the local community and the university. Community-university partnerships can take many forms including, but not limited to:

  • Design and implementation of research
  • Participation in research
  • Activities or placements for student learning
  • Advice or training or service evaluations
  • Access to and use of university facilities

The following principles outlined in this document, from 2015, are intended to equip all parties in community-university partnerships with clear foundations for clarifying expectations on which to build their working relationship.