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The future of community / university engagment?
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came across a project that's just completed in the South East that's seen several Universities work with various local community projects and initiatives to think about and explore the relationship…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Richardson Nov 5, 2011.

 

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Liz Richardson replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"There's a group of academics at Univ of Manchester, De Montfort and Birmingham Universities who have been thinking about this too.  Universities all too rarely deliver on their potential and responsibility to help the communities they are…"
Nov 5, 2011
John Diamond replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"I think that those of us who work in universities and also try to work with community based organisations (and at the same time try to bridge the gap between these two worlds) need to look for alliances across the gap and between universities. The…"
Nov 3, 2011
joe taylor replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"Concerning Universities and the current finacal mess the world is in: Universities continue to promote the same useless courses on neoclassicaleconomics or rational choice political theory as if nothing has happened andthe vaunted business schools…"
Oct 21, 2011
Adrian Ashton replied to Melaina Barnes NCIA's discussion Let’s talk about… people, places, money and photocopiers
"might be useful to know that there was a comparable national study that recently published its findings on these questions, but from an exclusive perspective of local faith-based groups - http://www.fbrn.org.uk/files/u1/developing.pdf"
Sep 19, 2011
Annabel Kiernan replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"I have been trying over the last year to develop better links between my students and the wider communities in Manchester and Salford. I teach students of Public Services at MMU, the majority of whom want to join one of the uniformed services…"
Sep 3, 2011
Emma Lees replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion how to develop your enterprise idea... in the group Social Enterprise
"Thanks for this Adrian."
Aug 18, 2011
Adrian Ashton added a discussion to the group Social Enterprise
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how to develop your enterprise idea...

there are all sorts of tools and resources out there to help to identify and develop and plan enterprise ideas, but this one I came across recently is perhaps one of the best - its the first ever 1 page business plan and offers a useful template to consider your ideas within, as well as an (amusing) insight into the enterprises of yesteryear...http://bit.ly/pEc8hhSee More
Aug 17, 2011
Amanda Bickerton replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"My experience is that universities vary hugely in their engagement with and attitude to the communities in which they sit.  Many build creative and mutually beneficial partnerships - and partnerships of equals at that - and work jointly to…"
Aug 15, 2011
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Free Practice Sharing Workshop, Manchester, 23 Sept 2011 at St. Thomas Centre

September 23, 2011 from 9:30am to 4pm
Creating Changes is a project offering free community development training to a wide range of local support and development organisations, so that they can improve their practice in supporting small groups and networks. Creating Changes Community Development Practice sharing workshops are one day reflective action learning events. Aimed at people who are interested in continuing their learning about community develop tools and methods for supporting small community groups whilst developing…See More
Aug 3, 2011
joe taylor replied to Adrian Ashton's discussion The future of community / university engagment?
"Universities have the capacity to accumulate knowledge. Activists strive to hold those in public office to account.. There needs to be interaction between these two groupings so that the knowledge acquired by the first is unutilised…"
Jul 26, 2011
Adrian Ashton posted a discussion

The future of community / university engagment?

came across a project that's just completed in the South East that's seen several Universities work with various local community projects and initiatives to think about and explore the relationship that should/could/does exist between these 2 communities. they've created a site to host details of the various projects, papers and also a video (for those of us who prefer to "read with our ears") …See More
Jul 22, 2011
Adrian Ashton replied to Maxine Moar's discussion Think tank event - 1st july. Do the Government know what they want with Big Society? in the group International Institute for Community Leadership
"I have an idea that part of the slow uptake up BS sentiment is that there is so little guidance, we're largely unsure of the boundaries - akin to a child learning about what's expected of them and what acceptable behaviours are: most are…"
Jul 8, 2011
Alan Thornton left a comment for Adrian Ashton
"Hi Adrian, I wonder if you might be interested in The People's Budget campaign? Alan"
Jun 29, 2011
Adrian Ashton replied to Rebecca Steel's discussion UCLan Community Leadership Consultation: Supporting development of grassroots activity
"are there plans to share the findings of this consultation here on the future once its complete? would be nice to get an idea of how the ideas of those of us who've responded compare with others'..."
Jun 20, 2011
Adrian Ashton commented on joe taylor's group Social Enterprise
"for people looking at models for social enterprise, and finding that their heads are starting to get confused by the different legal structure options out there, there's a great article in the Guardian today (with good comments too) that uses…"
Jun 20, 2011
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Jun 20, 2011

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I’m a recognised, approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to various social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations.

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At 10:55 on June 29, 2011, Alan Thornton said…

Hi Adrian,

I wonder if you might be interested in The People's Budget campaign?

Alan

 
 
 

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