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For community engagement, the team works through a place-based methodology, intersecting higher education priorities surrounding the institution’s Access and Participation Plan, Knowledge Exchange Framework and research impact. We work in a collaborative way with internal and external partners to identify new ideas and solutions.

This includes acting as a facilitator, partner, business developer and lead at a civic, regional, national, and cross-sector level. This is done by gathering evidence, providing space for prototyping new ways of working, attracting significant funding, delivering civic interventions, and uniting partners and local people around projects that make a difference.

Read the University's Access and Participation Plan

Visit the University's research institutes

Find out about the University's Knowledge Exchange activities

If you are a University of Bedfordshire current student or graduate, and are interested in engaging with local community groups and third sector, then we can work with you!

Working in partnership with the University’s Employability Services team, our team have a broad range of current projects and partnership that help us keep up to date locally. We have supported students in Health and Social Sciences, Education, the Business School and Creative Industries to become more community focused, and supported their sense of belonging to Bedfordshire as well. Working with the third sector can enhance your employability outcomes as well as strengthen your assessments with real world examples.