Theme 4 is about the university recognising its need to work with the local community and wider partners. These projects develop our links with specific areas and comprise:
Project 4a - Developing Higher Education Tutors within Further Education Sector
To respond to the growth of HE delivered in FE, and to the new annual requirement of 30 hours CPD.
School of Education and Professional Development
Project 4b - Embedding Staff and Student Volunteering
This project aims to build on the success of the Higher Education Active Community Fund (HEACF) projects which began in 2002. Students and staff are encouraged to get involved with the local community by joining in with various volunteering activities. Projects and events range from charity fundraisers to one-off and longer term projects within the local area. Students and members of staff can also devise their own projects or activities and access support and funding to support them.
Schools and Colleges Liaison Group
Project 4c - South Asian Music
Authentic work placements with community organisations. Improve student employability and genuine vocational experiences.