The University of Brighton reaches outside its walls to thousands of people every year. We engage with the cultural, social and economic life of the communities in which we live, work and study.
A culture of engagement is in our DNA. Its roots are in our history as a university that offered education by and for the area's teachers, designers, public workers, engineers and health professionals. Today, our education and research have a real-world collaborative ethos, with a commitment to addressing global challenges by making a tangible difference to lives and environments both locally and internationally.
A key focus of this work over the years has been through the acclaimed Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP). Founded in 2003, its flagship programmes are still at the heart of our public and community engagement activities that span the university. So too are its principles, including the importance of developing mutually beneficial partnerships underpinned by co-production, reciprocity and social learning.
Today public and community engagement is woven across the university. It is undertaken not only by CUPP but also by a variety of teams working across the university, as well as research and teaching colleagues and our students. Together they provide a breadth and depth of activities and multiple ways for us to engage with partners and communities