Stay in touch
On this page you can find links to a number of organisations that act as a resource, network or umbrella organisation and can be useful for different areas of community university engagement work. We have further listed a couple of relevant journals at the bottom of the page.
Please go to the University of Brighton links page to find links to departments and services at the University that might be of interest to you.
Brighton and Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum (CVSF)
The Community and Voluntary Sector Forum is the umbrella group for the third sector in Brighton and Hove. An independent charity with over 500 members, CVSF provides the space, support and information its members need to work together and influence local policies and practices.
3VA - Council for Voluntary Service for the Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden area
3VA supports voluntary action across Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden by improving the capacity and quality of voluntary and community groups; developing and strengthening small or emerging local projects, facilitating liaison in the voluntary and community sector and between all sectors; and identifying community needs and developing appropriate responses
HVA - Hastings Voluntary Action
Hastings Voluntary Action is a Council for Voluntary Service. They aim to enhance the quality of life of people in Hastings & St Leonards by promoting the principle and practice of voluntary action by both individuals and organised groups and by supporting the development of local initiatives to meet community needs.
Brighton and Hove Business Community Partnership (BHBCP)
BHBCP provides a brokerage service uniting the skills and resources of the private, community and voluntary sectors.
Impetus are a Brighton and Hove based charity which provides direct support services to local people experiencing disability and/or disadvantage. They also provide infrastructure support to organisations within the voluntary sector.
SCIP - Sussex Community Internet Project
SCIP works with staff and volunteers from local community organisations, helping them to use computers and the Internet for the benefit of the whole community.
East Sussex Community Information Service
ESCIS (East Sussex Community Information Service) is database of almost 8000 local and community organisations in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove.
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement is part of the Beacons for Public Engagement project. Beacons for Public Engagement are university-based collaborative centres to help support, recognise, reward and build capacity for public engagement work across the UK. The National Co-ordinating Centre builds networks across the other Beacons and provides a single point of contact as well as an overview of their activities.
In September 2005, 29 university presidents, rectors, and vice-chancellors from 23 countries gathered at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France for the first international gathering of heads of higher education institutions devoted to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. They formed the Talloires Network, a global collective of institutions committed to ensuring that higher education is engaged in communities the world over.
ACU - Association of Commonwealth Universities
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the oldest inter-university network in the world. Today's ACU combines the expertise and reputation of over ninety years' experience with new and innovative programmes designed to meet the needs of universities in the 21st century.
CCPH - Community Campus Partnerships for Health
CCPH is a nonprofit organization that promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. Founded in 1996, they are a growing network of over 2,000 communities and campuses across North America and increasingly the world that are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions and other partnership strategies.
GUNI - Global University network for Innovation
GUNI is composed of the UNESCO Chairs in Higher Education, higher education institutions, research centers and networks related to innovation and the social committment of higher education. 179 institutions from 68 countries are GUNI members. The mission of GUNI is to contribute to the strengthening of higher education’s role in society through the renewal and innovation of higher education main issues across the world under a vision of public service, relevance and social responsibility.
GACER - Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research
The main objective of the Alliance is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information across continents and countries to enable interaction and collaboration to further the application and impact of community-based research for a sustainable just future for the people of the world.
Living Knowledge - The International Science Shop Network
Building Partnerships for Public Access to Research: Science Shops are not “shops” in the traditional sense of the word. They are small entities that carry out scientific research in a wide range of disciplines – usually free of charge and – on behalf of citizens and local civil society. The fact that Science shops respond to civil society’s needs for expertise and knowledge is a key element that distinguish them from other knowledge transfer mechanisms. Science Shops are often, but not always, linked to universities, where students conduct the research as part of their curriculum.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE)
The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a peer-reviewed publication that welcomes submissions from a broad range of scholars, practitioners, and professionals. Its editorial goals are to serve as a forum to promote the continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of the university; and to foster understanding of how the service and outreach mission relates to the university's teaching and research missions as well as the needs of the sponsoring society.
Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
Gateways is a refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of community research and other forms of engagement. It provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to pursue issues and reflect on practices related to interactions between tertiary institutions and community organizations: academic interventions in community; community-based projects with links to the tertiary sector; and community initiatives.