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Community Knowledge Exchange
Cupp’s Community Knowledge Exchange activities bring together the knowledge of local communities, voluntary organisations, practitioners and university academics to share their different understandings and perspectives on issues of common interest.
Community Knowledge Exchange aims to take an active approach to problem solving which achieves the best outcomes for both community and university partners.
The principles behind Community Knowledge Exchange include:
- The equal status of different types of knowledge
- Working together to identify and meet community needs in a sustainable way
- Addressing inequalities and disadvantage
- Building enduring relationships between local communities and the university
Community Knowledge Exchange in practice
Cupp has been running two programmes which have adopted these principles:
On Our Doorsteps
Building on our commitment to working with local communities and our recently published University of Brighton Social Engagement Strategy, On Our Doorsteps supports the creation and development of partnership working between university staff and students and communities local to University campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. More information.
South East Coastal Communities Programme
The Coastal Communities Programme has developed a ‘Communities of Practice’ approach to community knowledge exchange, with practical projects based on shared learning and dissemination. They were focussed on enhancing health and well-being with:
- Older people
- Young people and families
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) communities
- The Deaf community