Information for students
How you can get involved
Cupp runs a 'Community Engagement: Theory into practice' module which is delivered in a number of different schools at levels 2 and 3. Students on the module undertake practical projects with local community and voluntary organisations. The module is assessed through reflective and analytical writing. More information: Community Engagement: Theory into practice
Cupp further supports a range of modules - in particular schools exploring issues of marginalisation and disadvantage - and including assessed practical elements: more information.
We can also assist you if you wish to undertake a practical piece of research with a local community group as your final dissertation project: Live Dissertations. Or go directly to our database of recent opportunities.
Our third cohort is due to start in April 2013 and will begin recruiting from January 7th Post graduate certificate in Communities, Engagement and Enterprise
Have a look at Master programmes in various Schools at the University of Brighton that are community orientated: relevant Master programmes.
We can assist you if you wish to undertake a practical piece of research with a local community group as your MA dissertation project: Live Dissertations.
Learning by Objectives: Open Masters module in which you can produce your own learning objectives. It provides an opportunity to validate, at post graduate level, either research or development work for a local organisation.
The University has developed a Post Graduate Internship programme in which you undertake a 3 months internship in a community organisation while studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Enterprise.
Why get involved?
Student Community Engagement provides an opportunity for you to:
- Relate theory to practice
- Work on projects with significant local impact
- Implement the skills and concepts you have learned
- Gain valuable practical experience
- Work to actual deadlines and within the financial/human resource constraints of the partner organisation
- Strengthen your confidence
- Move outside the university and link into local networks
Student projects can enhance your personal development as well as academic learning since assignments often include keeping a reflective journal, giving a final presentation and/or evaluating personal strengths and weaknesses.
What to do next?
- Have a look at live research opportunities to see what sort of research projects are available at the moment
- Consider areas relevant to your own programme that address local issues of inequality or marginalisation and which you might include in your research modules
- Speak to your course leader about discreet or optional modules that are available on your particular programme or
- Contact Juliet Millican to discuss which options might be open to you
Dr Juliet Millican - Student Community Engagement Development Manager
Telephone: (01273) 644155