UKCPN Resource: Getting started
Tips for community groups who would like to work with universities by members of the UK Community Partner Network.
How to find your way around a university and get your project going? A university is a highly complex and large enterprise, often the size of a small town in terms of numbers of staff and students. Universities are also varied in type, some concentrate on research and some on teaching. Others are highly specialised in terms of subjects that they cover. The common link is likely to be that they are all rather difficult to navigate. What you need may well be in there somewhere, the challenge is finding it! If you have an idea for a partnership project and want to pitch it to explore possible interest with a university (as opposed to managing a university request to get involved in an idea they have) then here are some tips that the UK Community Partner Network have pulled together – we would be interested to know what you think of them.