Information for the community
Would you like support in undertaking research for your organisation?
The Cupp Helpdesk is a service designed to give free research guidance to local community, voluntary and public organisations through a bank of researchers, regular drop-in sessions, training and community research forums. Read more information on how the Cupp Helpdesk can support you.
Cupp also works together with students from a variety of disciplines who undertake research projects in community settings as part of their accredited curriculum. Read more about available options in our Student Community Engagement section or contact the Cupp Helpdesk.
Are you looking for project development support?
Cupp helps to develop and support partnership projects that aim to contribute to social transformations and bring real issues into teaching and research by promoting knowledge exchange. We seek to do this by enabling academic staff, community practitioners, students, community members and service users to join forces, share expertise and make a significant difference in their communities. If you seek some support in developing a partnership project have a look at the Community Knowledge Exchange section for available seed funding and more information or contact the Cupp Helpdesk.
Do you need volunteer support with a particular project or are you looking for Trustees?
Cupp works together with undergraduate and postgraduate students who take on volunteering projects in the community as part of their course work at University. Undergraduate students are looking for 50 hour projects in a community setting, while postgraduate students are available for 3 months full time internships. To read more about these options, have a look at the Student Community Engagement section on the website or contact the Cupp Helpdesk for support.
To bring community and voluntary sector organisations and potential trustees at the University of Brighton together, Cupp has further set up a Trustee Matching Group on the Cupp Network. The Cupp Network is a social networking site for anyone involved or interested in community-university engagement. Please go to the Trustee Matching Project for more information on the Trustee Matching Group and the Cupp Network.
Do you have other ideas of partnership working with the University?
If you have any other ideas for partnership working with the University of Brighton that are not listed above, please contact the Cupp Helpdesk.
Would you like to access other University resources?