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Doing research differently: imagining better communities in local and global contexts

Posted on May 16 2017 in Events, News

20 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:30
My Place, Rotherham, S65 1PH

A day workshop on the subject of communities and universities working together to co-produce research, set in the context of our research which looked at civic engagement and imagining better communities.

We are keen to meet with people who are interested in the potential of community/university partnerships to further social change. We are interested in creating new partnerships as well as discussing the findings of the Imagine project and we would welcome your thoughts and ideas.

A key aspect of our research was about valuing community based knowledge and working to develop and expand this field.

This workshop aims to explore the following:

You will have the opportunity to join us in:


We will have international perspectives from our visitors from New Zealand/Aotearoa – Māori academics who work in a different context where the divisions between university and community have been challenged and, in some places, overcome. ‘Local’ perspectives will be offered from Rotherham and Huddersfield where community partners have been working with universities to imagine better communities and to explore how to make them happen.

Read more about our speakers.

This event is free and registration is on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend this event, please register at: