Why we've signed the Manifesto
“The University of Brighton considers its social and community activity to be a fundamental part of the organisation’s core purpose. This activity feeds curriculum content as well as enriching our relationships with the physical communities we serve.
“Our students and staff engage in volunteering and combine real-life experiences in the community with teaching and research in areas that have immeasurable value such as citizenship, equality, diversity and sustainability. We are delighted to sign the Manifesto for Public Engagement as an important step forward in developing creative (progressive/dynamic) thinking and expectations about how universities can work with their communities.”
Professor Julian Crampton, Vice Chancellor, University of Brighton
Our approach to public engagement
Whilst we can make a strong economic case for community engagement, many of the things we do live outside the economic sphere, in areas that have immeasurable value such as citizenship, equality, diversity and sustainability.
The community university partnership programme (Cupp) has been an active part of the University of Brighton since 2003 and is central to the university's corporate mission. We have many years experience of creating, developing and nurturing partnerships between the university and its local communities.
Working with communities is crucial to many aspects of our teaching, research and volunteering, all interlinking to develop significant long term and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners, see our website for more details.