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Third Sector Knowledge Exchange Collaborative: Academic Partner Information Session
September 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
- Do you want to make connections with third sector organisations for your research, impact and teaching activities?
- Do you want to use your research and teaching to collaborate for change alongside local organisations?
- Do you have skills and expertise that you believe can have positive social benefit?
Join us online at 2–3pm on Wednesday, 30 September, for an academic partner information session about the University of Glasgow’s Third Sector Knowledge Exchange Collaborative project.
The University of Glasgow’s Third Sector Knowledge Exchange Collaborative (The Collaborative), funded initially by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account COVID-19 funding call, focuses on improving the sustainability of Glasgow’s third sector as organisations adapt, recover and transform from COVID-19. The Collaborative aims to become a sustainable cross-discipline hub for pro-bono advice and expertise for Glasgow’s third sector organisations that marshal University expertise on a variety of pressing issues in all phases of their lifecycle. This project will also benefit the University of Glasgow staff members and students who participate – increasing collaborations with organisations for research development, data collection and impact, and increasing opportunities for experiential learning for students.
We are formally partners with the Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector (GCVS), who is working with us to understand the training needs of Glasgow’s third sector during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery and recruit/match third sector organisations who want to participate in this project. For the remainder of 2020 we will build this network and host two workshops. This initial engagement will provide the basis for more intensive one-on-one collaboration between academics and third sector partners in 2021.
This online information session is for academics across the University of Glasgow who are interested in learning more about this project and expressing their interest. This session will include information on the role of academics in the project and project aims for research and impact, project engagement with students, learning and teaching, and information about what the local third sector needs now.
A short presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the project organisers, Dr Paula Karlsson-Brown (Adam Smith Business School), Dr Sarah Weakley (Policy Scotland) and Dr Jane Cullingworth (School of Social and Political Sciences).