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Supporting universities as civic leaders

updated on 28 Jul 2023
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30 / 09 / 2022

The NCCPE is delighted to be a partner in a new National Civic Impact Accelerator, which launched on 29th September 2022 and will begin work early in 2023!

The bid to Research England, led by Sheffield Hallam University, will support universities to develop their civic leadership, maximising their local social and economic impact and helping to address national and global challenges. The three-year programme will gather evidence and intelligence of what works, share civic innovations, and provide universities with the framework and tools to deliver meaningful, measurable civic strategies and activities. 

The programme is a partnership of organisations committed to civic engagement, and is also backed by the wider resources and partners of the Civic University Network.  

Since the early days of the Civic University Network, we have been determined to maximise the synergy between public, community and civic engagement. We look forward to working with the sector to raise our collective game in this vital area, by building the evidence base, and sharing and building on great examples of practice. We do hope you will join us for what we hope will be a rich opportunity to learn together, and effect change. Watch this space. 

Read today’s announcement on the National Civic Impact Accelerator (NCIA) and find out more on the NCIA landing page.