Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is the strategic management of interactions, partnerships and transactions with partners and clients external to the institution. The scope of engagement includes the commercial sector, the public sector (including charities and trusts), the cultural landscape and the social and civic arena.
JISC, through its Advisory Services, is running a project to trial online collaborative tools to support Business and Community Engagement (BCE) activities within a range of institutional contexts. We are working with 9 partner institutions each running a trial in order to identify good practice, challenges and issues and to share lessons learned. Funding of up to £30,000 was available to partner institutions to contribute towards the cost of participating in the project.
We are pleased to announce that the following have been chosen to be partners in this project:
- University of Leeds (contact – Brian McCaul)
- Northumbria University (contacts – Erik Bohemia, Chris Turnock)
- University of the Arts (contact – Paul Lowe)
- University of Glamorgan (contact – Pam Voisey)
- West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network led by the University of Huddersfield (contact – Brian Hackett)
- Knowledge House (the 5 universities of the north east of England) (contact – Rachel Armstrong)
- University of Hertfordshire (contact – Paul Findlay). Withdrawn from project.
- Midland Health Academy led by Birmingham Metropolitan College (contacts – Sue Woodward, Lynda Austin
- New College, Swindon (contact – Stephanie Warren)