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On Our Doorsteps Projects 2013
On Our Doorsteps Projects 2012
On Our Doorsteps Projects 2011
On Our Doorsteps Projects 2010
Below is a list of the original descriptions for the On Our Doorsteps projects funded in 2010. If you would like more information on the progress of these projects, please get in touch with Ceri Davies.
On Our Doorsteps
On Our Doorsteps is about getting involved in local community action. It is a programme that aims to develop opportunities for all types of staff across all Faculties and Departments and students at the University of Brighton to engage with local communities that are 'on our doorstep'.
The University has made commitments in its corporate plan (aim 3) and social engagement strategy to 'become recognised as a leading UK university for the quality and range of its work in economic and social engagement and productive partnerships. On Our Doorsteps takes its lead from this and is focused on the following three ideas:
- Being a 'good neighbour'
- The mutual benefit achieved through community-university partnerships
- A focus on activities within the immediate locality of University of Brighton buildings (which includes halls of residence)
So whether you are interested in volunteering with a local organisation, developing a research project with local residents, fundraising to support community based activities or connecting social engagement with the curriculum, this programme aims to find a way for you to do that with our local ocmmunities.
One aspect of the programme so far has been the 'seed fund' which has provided resources to new partnerships between academic staff and comunity organsiations to begin to work together. So far, we have funded an allotment project that uses campus green space in Eastbourne, a partnership to explore a community volunteering scheme developed from student research in Brighton & Hove and a project to map LGBT needs in Hastings and Rother.
Many of these projects have opportunities for all staff and students to get involved with the work and provide examples of just some of the possible ways to connect to the programme for those who want to get involved in local community action.
Ceri Davies - Community Knowledge Exchange Development Manager
Telephone: (01273) 644557
If you are a member of University of Brighton staff and would like to get involved in the On Our Doorsteps programme, please go to the 'Getting involved' section for more information.