Partnerships

Collaborative frameworks for research, learning and programme development.

We provide research, professional learning, evaluation and analytical support to a wide variety of educational and community organisations, helping to support better outcomes for the community and their learners through our research centres.


Communiversity Dialogue Series 2020/21

Communiversity Dialogues

In an era of pressing social challenges there is an urgent need for universities to develop and enhance new and existing reciprocal relationships with key stakeholder partners, and to be grounded in communities as partners in knowledge-creation. This will particularly be the case in the recovery that shapes the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The idea of the Communiversity seeks to connect a diversity of educational stakeholders.  There are many models of communiversity which connect local social networks and research-informed tertiary education. Local ecosystems for social transformation are co-opting universities into their developmental programmes. This event series explores the possibilities associated with the concept of ‘Communiversity’ in our local context. 

We recognise that trust, reciprocity, context sensitivity and mutual understanding are important elements of robust, sustainable partnerships between universities and partner organisations.   Based on these principles, each event in this series will focus on particular forms of partnership activity and consider how these models can be developed further with new and existing partners.


Reconceptualising University-School Partnerships for Social Advantage

If you missed our seminar on Wednesday 21st October 2020 here are some of the highlights:

MA Education for Advantage – A New Approach to Continuing Professional Development
The Process – Defining Requirements

Edits from the opening session of the Communiversity Dialogue Series on Wednesday 21st October 2020

A Co-Design Approach
Curriculum Features
Managing Relationships
Impact on Practice – Illustration ‘The Arc’

Partner Perspectives

Coming Soon!