AHRC Leadership Fellowship Connected Communities (Phase 2)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Education

Abstract

The Connected Communities Leadership Fellowship comprises two elements: first, a programme development role working across the over 300 projects in the programme; and second, a personal research fellowship related to the aims of the Connected Communities Programme.

The aim of the first element of the fellowship is to ensure that the Connected Communities programme adds up to more than the sum of its parts, by bringing together people, themes, activities and ideas across the programme and creating collective spaces for developing new insights and generating a meaningful common legacy. The activities here involve everything from maintaining web and social media activities, running small events, setting up and editing a book series from the programme, continuing to research and document the work of the programme and experience of all participants, commissioning publications on the foundations of collaborative and co-produced research, producing edited collections. The work also includes making connections between Conencted Communities and other AHRC themes, and involves, for example: joint conferences on Utopias and Futures with the Care for the Future theme, exploring the participation of BME groups in the Arts and Humanities research with the Translating Cultures Theme, and participating in joint writing and a series of small and large events in collaboration with all other themes.

The activities of the personal element of the fellowship are focused on three areas: first, making a substantive contribution to the theory, policy and practice of collaborative and engaged research through writing, events, and policy engagement; second, consolidating my existing work on the relationship between universities, schools and cities into a monograph on Educational Utopias; third, continuing the foundational international work on the development of a Discipline of Anticipation.

Planned Impact

Key routes to impact for the activities of the Fellowship are:
Via policy channels - through workshops, events and face to face meetings and networking, the fellowship will seek to produce a greater dialogue with funders of and advocates for community-engaged research. This begins with the Funders Forum being held September 2015, and will be developed through one to one meetings using the CC fellowship report as a basis for discussions. This will build on the existing relationships with BIS, Cabinet Office and DCLG that have been brokered in the first phase of the fellowship. Further areas of development include building closer relations with think tanks.
Via the Community Partners and Collaborators on the Connected Communities Programme - through ongoing collaboration with these groups, in particular the Community Partner Network, Heritage Lottery Fund, New Economics Foundation NEON network, and others in the design of research, the development of the CC Programme and the publications of joint outputs and procedures from the work.
Via the Runymede Foundation - who are acting as collaborators in the joint programme on BME participation in the Arts and Humanities.
Via international Education Networks - for example, the WISE Foundation, TedX events - to engage international university policy makers in the development of international strategies for university-public engaged collaborative research.
Via the CC social media and web presence - we already have over 1500 twitter followers and a healthy audience for web activity, we will continue to promote and develop this as a resource and work closely with print and tv journalists to enhance the website so that it can be more easily used by media organisations to communicate research out to a wider UK public.
 
Title Common Cause Research Films 
Description 19 films that capture the relationships between partners in case studies that looked at the collaboration between Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Universities. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact These films contributed to the impact of the Common Cause Research programme including: new funding schemes, new archives and new networks. 
URL https://clkad.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/case-studies/
 
Title Learning Cities Poetry 
Description In collaboration with the Worker's Educational Association one of the local creative writing classes with participants from a variety of background wrote poems about engagement with learning in cities. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This work was exhibited to the public at an exhibition in a local gallery and participants were invited to read their poems at an evening hosted by the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. The poems were also exhibited by the Brigstow Institute and Bristol City Council's Learning City initiative reaching a wide range of audiences across the city. 
URL https://learningcitiesproject.org/2017/08/02/come-and-see-our-exhibition-this-summer/
 
Title Learning City Exhibition 
Description An interactive display brought together photographs, film, drawing, personal stories, craft objects and cultural artefacts to capture the ethnographic work of researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by community researchers. The focus was on how people learn outside of the structured education system, whether it's through community centres, walking groups, protests or charities. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This exhibition provided the opportunity for community participants in the project to display their work in public. A series of academic and community talks were also arranged to support this exhibition - all were open to the public and 50 people registered to attend. The exhibition was help in a culturally significant local venue and supported the community facing work that happens there. The exhibition was reported on in the local media and materials were reused by some of the partners. 
 
Title Reinventing the Learning City - Photo Essay 
Description One of the community researchers as part of the Reinventing Learning Cities project documented her child's interacting with learning in the city through a photographic essay. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact These photographs were included in the Learning City exhibition and shown to the public and the artist/researcher wrote blogs to accompany the pictures which were available online. 
 
Title Unlocking Creative Learning Cities - Storytelling Film 
Description The story telling workshop session focused on eliciting stories of past and present learning, and how those link to wider context of life history and sense of place with a group of senior citizens from Dhek Bhal. Participants' narratives were captured through film and Illustrations. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown to the public as part of the Learning Cities Exhibition, it was also used by the Brigstow Institute in an exhibition and subsequent presentations, and formed part of Bristol City Council's Learning City programme. 
 
Title Unlocking the creative learning city - quilt 
Description A quilt was produced at a workshop with an artist. The workshop invited the women to identify a sentence which represented a significant learning experience for them (such as 'I learnt to drive'; 'I relearnt the Quran in Bristol' etc) which they then embroidered onto a colourful patch. These patches were combined to create a quilt for display. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The workshop asked the women's group at Dhek Bhal, a day centre for Asian older people to question and share their experiences of learning in both formal and informal settings. The quilt has been displayed in public exhibitions organised by the project team, the Brigstow Institute and Bristol City Council and the women were invited to come and view the artwork in these exhibitions. 
URL http://somethinggoodsomethinguseful.com/learning-in-the-city-embroidery-with-dhek-bhal/
 
Description The Common Cause Project has begun to identify the key factors that impact on the potential of universities and BME communities to build productive collaborations. Findings are available here: https://www.commoncauseresearch.com/
The Creative Cities Event and Workshop led to a series of recommendations on how local government, local artists and communities might collaborate in developing urban futures - findings are here: https://connected-communities.org/index.php/project_resources/universities-cities-communities-co-creating-urban-living-report/
The Connected Communities Catalyst Projects all have findings associated with their sub-projects, available from the Connected Communities Website.
The Reinventing Learning Cities Project is documenting how the cities' infrastructure for learning is built and eroded, and the conditions that contribute to its longer term development for the public good - emerging findings on the blog here https://learningcitiesproject.org/
Exploitation Route Key audiences for the research findings are universities and research funders. The principles that we are developing through the programme will provide a useful resource for the design and awarding of research funding as well as for local governments and others seeking to build productive partnerships with universities and communities.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.connectedcommunities.org.uk
 
Description The research has had significant and deep impacts on UK national research practice, policy and funding, leading to an increase in the scale, depth and inclusivity of research collaboration between universities and community partners. 1. Impacts on national research funding policy, strategy and infrastructure Findings from the research has led to new funding opportunities in several of the national research councils (AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC) and impacted on the research infrastructure of the UKRI, resulting in embedding collaboration with community partners into major research funding programmes. The research has directly led to or informed national funding calls issued by the Research Councils, associated with over GBP5,500,000. In 2016 and 2018 Professor Facer and colleagues have been invited to present the research to ESRC all-staff meetings and to AHRC Council, Advisory Board and Staff Diversity & Equality Groups. In 2016, in direct response to the research recommendations, the AHRC issued a Follow-On Funding Call in which applicants were required to address how their proposed activities were informed by the research. In 2018, the AHRC GCRF Highlight Notice Call [b] cited the underpinning research in its discussion of the research methods and challenges to be addressed. The research also informed two NERC public engagement funding calls: the first call (2016) resulted in a total of GBP500,000 being awarded to 18 projects involving 45 non-university partners; Professor Facer was also one of nine panel members reviewing applications; in the second call (2017) the benefits of public engagement to both researchers and the public cites the research. EPSRC used the research as guidance for applicants on co-designing proposals in a GBP5,000,000 call. The research has also been embedded in the ESRC's Guidance for Collaboration, which applicants are encouraged to follow. The research has also led to improvements in UKRI infrastructure to support more inclusive research funding practice. On the basis of the Common Cause Research Report, in 2018 Dr Karen Salt, Co-Investigator, was made Deputy Chair of the UKRI Equality and Diversity board, and is implementing the findings into the infrastructure of the UKRI. 2. Impacts on new NGO funding programmes and strategies The research has also prompted a new funding programme set up by the NCCPE (National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement) and Power to Change (an independent charitable trust), brokered by Professor Facer, to direct research funding to communities to support partnerships with universities. As of November 2018, the first round of funding has now been awardedand a second stage of funding is due to be announced in 2019. Workshops related to this funding programme included over 200 community partners and academics and resulted in funding for 28 partnerships, including 37 community partners, to undertake a diverse array of activities, including: building the research capacity of community organisations, evaluating projects and understanding impacts, developing new proposals and testing new concepts. The research has also impacted on the funding strategies of the Heritage Lottery Foundation (HLF). Common Cause research is also impacting on the development of new partnerships between the British Library and community partners and is also being used to develop the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's funding strategy. For example, based upon the findings of Common Cause Research the British Library plans to establish a 5+ year BAME National Web Archiving Programme and a 3-year Project to capture BAME inclusive research projects through the UK Web Archive. These initiatives will include 22 city libraries and a strategic partnership between AHRC, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), ACE, HLF and several other funders and stakeholders to support digital archiving through working directly with local and regional communities. It is expected to build research capacity within BAME communities and create access to a wide range of web-based resources. 3. Impacts on partnerships between Black and minority ethnic communities and Higher Education Institutions The Creating Living Knowledge report stimulated the development of a new research project, Common Cause Research, which addressed the identified problems of lack of university partnerships with BME communities. The Common Cause Research report was launched by Professor Andrew Thompson], CEO of the AHRC and by Professor Alison Wall, Deputy of the UKRI Strategy Board on 20th September 2018 date. As of 2018, the findings from this research are being implemented through collaborations with charities, funders and network building, with impacts expected by 2020 on increasing the extent and depth of university partnerships with BME communities. As an example, Alison Wall is implementing strategic changes within UKRI to promote greater research participation from BME groups, and is approaching the Home Office to remove the need for research participants to prove their right to work before they can receive payment which would remove a barrier to wider BME community research participation. Facer and Dunleavy are also currently (2018) developing, with NCCPE, a Community-University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) programme focusing on BME groups. The Common Cause Research project involved collaborations with the Runnymede Trust (the leading equality and rights organisation in the UK) and workshops with key funding agencies. This activity led to better understanding amongst HEIs and research funding organisations of the importance of involving BME community groups as research partners and their needs. It has also established a regular series of networks building leadership and research capacity within BME community and cultural organisations. In 2018, 89 BME community artists, researchers and organisations participated in events building on the findings from the Creating Living Knowledge report. In 2018, two funders' workshops were held, building on findings from the research with over 50 participants from UK funding or Higher Education agencies, inlcuding University Alliance, Guild HE and Vitae, leading to better understanding by funders of BME community collaboration. 4. Impacts on Higher Education research governance The research has also informed and impacted developments in higher education research governance, including in public engagement, research development and research quality assessment. The NCCPE have translated key concepts from the research into tools that they now use to evaluate Universities' preparedness to develop collaborative research as part of their national toolkit. The programme has also been used by Guild HE to inform their development of the research concordat. The research has also impacted on policy thinking around developing the Research Excellence Framework Environment Statement; the NCCPE's response to the recent REF consultation on impact about equality and diversity in relation to impact has been informed by this research.
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Cabinet Office Speed Dating Event
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Doncaster Education Commission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/en/publications/one-doncaster(19be44b9-2778-437d-8d29-ca3...
 
Description Economic and Social Research Council Innovation Caucus
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Global Foresight Study of Potential Changes in Society by 2050 - Perspectives of Research Institutes and NGOs
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Research Councils UK Public Engagement Strategy Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Science and Technology Select Committee Away Day
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Symposium on the Future of Work
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Welsh Education Commission Member
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Arts Council Funding - Discretionary Award
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Brigstow Catalyst Fund - Hamilton House Exhibition Funding
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Common Cause Research - Building Collaborations between Universities and BME Communities for Research
Amount £230,055 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 04/2018
 
Title Connected Communities Professional Services Network 
Description The network of research administrators was established to offer a peer sharing platform and share best practice amongst those providing administrative support to collaborative research projects. It meets regularly, researches the interests of its members and attempts to influence the research infrastructure to better support the practicalities of collaborative research. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The network has established a regular group of members, presented at conferences and is preparing a paper for publication about the working conditions of research managers/administrators. Members have shared expertise with working groups within their institutions and other organisations such as ARMA and the NCCPE. Within individual institutions members have successfully worked with central administration systems to improve their effectiveness when dealing with university-community collaborations. 
 
Title Common Cause Research Database 
Description The data consists of interview data from academic and community participants in 20 individual research projects, an online survey and 7 workshops with community and arts organisations that took place across the UK. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data has led to a roadmap created with funders, policy makers and practitioners in the final workshop. It has also been used as the basis to create a series of short films promoting collaborative research and case studies that share the experiences of the projects involved. The survey data has been developed into an interactive online map. 
 
Description Bristol Festival of Ideas - Utopias in the 21st Century 
Organisation Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
Department Bristol Festival of Ideas
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Connected Communities team curated a weekend of public utopia themed workshops and talks.
Collaborator Contribution The Festival of Ideas worked with Connected Communities to incorporate the events into their festival, to publicise it and to record and disseminate the event online.
Impact The weekend events were well attended and some of the workshops were over subscribed. All of the events were recorded and shared online. Public feedback was very positive.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bristol Forum 2019 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of the Learning Cities strand of the project this collaboration was formed to develop collaborations between a wide variety of stakeholders in Bristol to address the city's challenges and build on the City Office's One City Plan. Connected Communities Programme Coordinator, Katherine Dunleavy, was part of the steering committee, the Common Cause project's findings were displayed at the 2019 event and the process was captured as part of the Learning Cities Research.
Collaborator Contribution All partners provided members to sit on the steering committee and took part in the 2019 event to develop collaborations in Bristol.
Impact This is an ongoing partnership - no outcomes to date.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bristol Forum 2019 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of the Learning Cities strand of the project this collaboration was formed to develop collaborations between a wide variety of stakeholders in Bristol to address the city's challenges and build on the City Office's One City Plan. Connected Communities Programme Coordinator, Katherine Dunleavy, was part of the steering committee, the Common Cause project's findings were displayed at the 2019 event and the process was captured as part of the Learning Cities Research.
Collaborator Contribution All partners provided members to sit on the steering committee and took part in the 2019 event to develop collaborations in Bristol.
Impact This is an ongoing partnership - no outcomes to date.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bristol Forum 2019 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of the Learning Cities strand of the project this collaboration was formed to develop collaborations between a wide variety of stakeholders in Bristol to address the city's challenges and build on the City Office's One City Plan. Connected Communities Programme Coordinator, Katherine Dunleavy, was part of the steering committee, the Common Cause project's findings were displayed at the 2019 event and the process was captured as part of the Learning Cities Research.
Collaborator Contribution All partners provided members to sit on the steering committee and took part in the 2019 event to develop collaborations in Bristol.
Impact This is an ongoing partnership - no outcomes to date.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CUPI 
Organisation National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The findings of the Connected Communities programme suggested that alternative funding methods were needed in community-university partnerships. Using the research from the Connected Communities Fellowship Keri Facer brokered conversations between the partners to create a new funding initiative.
Collaborator Contribution The initiative has been funded and administered by the partners. The NCCPE is hosting match making workshops to kick start collaborations to apply for the funding.
Impact The partnership has resulted in a new funding model that addresses issues around power, ethics and funding in community-university partnerships.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CUPI 
Organisation Power to Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The findings of the Connected Communities programme suggested that alternative funding methods were needed in community-university partnerships. Using the research from the Connected Communities Fellowship Keri Facer brokered conversations between the partners to create a new funding initiative.
Collaborator Contribution The initiative has been funded and administered by the partners. The NCCPE is hosting match making workshops to kick start collaborations to apply for the funding.
Impact The partnership has resulted in a new funding model that addresses issues around power, ethics and funding in community-university partnerships.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Common Cause Research 
Organisation Arts Council England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Connected Communities fellowship has initiated the Common Cause Project. The Fellowship has provided funding, a research associate and administrative assistance to the Common Cause Project. Keri Facer leads the research team in collaboration with the partners and the primary researcher for phase 2 of the project is based at the University of Bristol as part of the Connected Communities Fellowship.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have contributed expertise and been part of the decision making process throughout the project, they have organised events using their networks, facilitated events and contributed to the writing of reports related to the project. The Arts Council have contributed £20k in funding to support networking events
Impact Website, online database, data from surveys and workshops, community networks, report and case studies (due to be published June 2018)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Common Cause Research 
Organisation Runnymede Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Connected Communities fellowship has initiated the Common Cause Project. The Fellowship has provided funding, a research associate and administrative assistance to the Common Cause Project. Keri Facer leads the research team in collaboration with the partners and the primary researcher for phase 2 of the project is based at the University of Bristol as part of the Connected Communities Fellowship.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have contributed expertise and been part of the decision making process throughout the project, they have organised events using their networks, facilitated events and contributed to the writing of reports related to the project. The Arts Council have contributed £20k in funding to support networking events
Impact Website, online database, data from surveys and workshops, community networks, report and case studies (due to be published June 2018)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Barton Hill Settlement
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Bristol Bike Project
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Coexist Community Interest Company
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Dhek Bhal Ltd
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Easton Community Centre
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Knowle West Media Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Rebecca Noakes Photography
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Refugee Women of Bristol
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation St Mungo's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition 
Organisation Walking for Health
PI Contribution The partnership was brought together under the reinventing learning cities project and the work of the partners curated in the exhibition by the project researcher.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided art works created by members that contributed to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition and individual art works/creative pieces.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Somerset House Utopias Fair 2016 
Organisation Somerset House
PI Contribution The Connected Communities programme provided the exhibitions and participants at a one day festival on the theme of utopias.
Collaborator Contribution Somerset House hosted the festival as part of their year of utopia themed events and contributed to the talks that took place as part of the festival.
Impact A public exhibition of Connected Communities projects was the primary outcome. Some of the projects used the artworks they had created for the festival to engage with the public in other locations across the UK.
Start Year 2016
 
Description AHRC Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on the CC programme to the AHRC Advisory Board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHRC Commons Event - Common Ground 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact At Common Ground a wide range of activities across nine zones ranging from theatrical, operatic, and poetry performances to debates, keynotes, film showings, tech hacks, and live streaming via online radio happened over the course of one day. The activities were run by participants from organisations across the UK including Higher Education Institutions, cultural organisations, museums and galleries such as the British Library, the National Railways museum and Sage Gateshead and community groups. Keri Facer acted as a zone co-ordinator and Katherine Dunleavy was involved in logistics on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ahrccommons.org/
 
Description Arts Professional Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A story about the Common Cause Research - specifically the 10 principles for fair collaborations - on the Arts Professional magazine website (which receives an average of 50,000 visits per month) and sent to the mailing list of over 20,000 subscribers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/article/removing-structural-inequalities
 
Description Baltic States University-Campus Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the future of university-community collaborations to the Baltic States Network looking at Campus Design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CASIC centre launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Keri Facer delivered a keynote at this event to launch the CASIC centre which supports the work of the Connected Communities Programme and public engagement at Keele University. A variety of stakeholders were present, approximately 120 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CONNECTING OR EXCLUDING? NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CONNECTED COMMUNITIES 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event explored how digital technologies and infrastructure can enable new forms of co-creation and co-research with communities and can help in building new communities of learning, shared knowledge and creativity. Attendees came from across the AHRC Themes, community groups and representatives, artists, and commercial partners who have worked with the Themes over the course of their development. The event included a range of activities including talks, presentations, workshops, performances, networking and exhibition elements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cabot Annual Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Major Annual Lecture for the Cabot Institute - Environmental Change Institute. Focused on the long term role of universities in society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/events/2016/annual-lecture-2016.html
 
Description Co-creating Cities and Communities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 200 people attended a 2 day public conference in Bristol, the presentations brought together academics and community partners from the Connected Communities Programme with academics, community partners and practitioners from the Urban Living Partnerships. The conference led to a report, Universities, Cities and Communities, supported learning between projects and the public, and prompted conversations about potential future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://connected-communities.org/index.php/about/co-creating-cities-and-communities-conference/
 
Description Common Cause Interview with THE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In an interview with Times Higher Education Keri Facer shared the findings of the Common Cause Research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/academics-urged-rethink-research-links-ethnic-minorities
 
Description Common Cause Research Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop was organised to bring together policy makers, practitioners and funders to agree a roadmap of changes that could significantly improve university relationships with Black and minority ethnic communities based on the findings of the Common Cause Research project. Participants signed up to individual improvements they could make in their own institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Common Cause Research Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop brought together funders, policy makers, research participants and HE representatives to explore the findings of Common Cause Research and explore the changes that need to be made in research practices to address structural inequalities. A range of actions and future work were agreed with participants, including establishing an archive with the British Library and starting a funding programme with the NCCPE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Common Cause Research Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued to accompany the launch of the Common Cause Project and the website. The release was sent to a variety of local media outlets and publications related to arts industry practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://clkad.blogs.ilrt.org/files/2017/01/20-Jan-Common-Cause-press-release-final-UOB-press-office....
 
Description Common Cause Research Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Common Cause Website is designed for use by community groups and arts practitioners, as well as researchers and administrators within universities, to learn more about collaborative research through a range of resources. There is also an online survey which allows people to share their experiences with the project team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.commoncauseresearch.com/
 
Description Connecting Communities and Universities - presentation to ESRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Findings of the Creating Living Knowledge report presented to influence funders and policy makers to change processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://connected-communities.org/index.php/about/fellows-activities-2016/
 
Description Connecting Communities and Universities - presentation to NERC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To share the lessons of the Connected Communities Programme and specifically to inform funders of the relevant findings in the report Creating Living Knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://connected-communities.org/index.php/about/fellows-activities-2016/
 
Description Creativity, Knowledge and Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event for approx 250 participants, aims to engage in critical dialogue with leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners and is organised by the Creative Economy Unit, part of the Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Institute for Islamic Thought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The IIIT is a think tank for Islamic education and culture. The workshop was bringing together scholars and policy makers to explore how a new approach to universities could weave together Islamic education and western education/knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Speaker - Dark Mountain Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised by the Dark Mountain project to bring together creative practitioners, artists, academics and writers to explore alternative solutions to the problems in contemporary society. 150 attendees came to the 3 day festival. Keri Facer was invited to lead a discussion on alternatives to the education system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://basecamp.dark-mountain.net/
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was disseminated to support the opening of the Learning Cities Exhibition in Bristol which was open to the general public, the story was picked up by local online media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Exhibition Talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the art exhibition, there was a day of talks exploring how we learn in the city through everyday practices, public pedagogy and social and community engagement. The morning session was structured as a "behind the scenes" gallery talk on how the exhibition was put together, from research to making the artworks. The talk included Professor Keri Facer (research team), Gideon Thomas (community researcher and Cathy Wilson (poetry group) The afternoon session, hosted by Keri Facer, focused on the role of universities in the city, and invited experts presenting their unique perspectives on the learning city. Dr Cassie Earl from University of Bristol discussed critical approaches to public pedagogy and Professor Robin Hambleton (UWE) focused on inclusive cities. The final closing event included Tommy Jarvis (Bristol Learning City) and Professor Judith Squires (University of Bristol), followed by a poetry evening celebrating the learning city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Learning Cities Workshop - Windmill Hill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop brought together community representatives from across Bristol to reflect on the findings from the Learning Cities research - this will lead to several publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nav Society Stockholm Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Public Lecture given to a mixed audience of public policy makers, schools, designers and developers on the future of education - schools and universities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oxford Annual Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Oxford Education Network Annual Keynote Lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/what-are-universities
 
Description Radmin Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Katherine Dunleavy and Heidi Andrews were invited to lead a discussion of the research into collaborative administration as part of the Connected Communities Programme at an event for arts practitioners, administrators and third sector organisations - participants engaged in detailed discussion and there was an interest in establishing a research group at one organisation. Others reported making a decision to change their practice in relation to colleagues and administrative systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Somerset House Utopias Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Utopias Fair at Somerset House. 30+ stalls, several thousand visitors, new partnerships created across CC programme and between CC projects and Somerset House. Hands on activities for public, children, families
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://connected-communities.org/index.php/news/utopia-fair-at-somerset-house-this-weekend/
 
Description Utopias in the 21st Century 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over a two-day public festival organised with the Bristol Festival of Ideas and the University of Bristol Anticipation Research Group, 500 members of the public registered to attend 6 workshops, panel debates and film screenings featuring presenters from across the UK. Audiences were prompted to discuss a range of issues including climate change, town planning and play.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.utopia500.org.uk/events/
 
Description Wonkhe Common Cause Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In a report for wonkhe, Katherine Dunleavy, shared the findings of Common Cause Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://wonkhe.com/blogs/university-research-partnerships-can-be-negative-for-bme-communities/