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Bridging the gap: A case study of a partnership approach to skills development through student engagement in bristol’s green capital year

Bigg, Martin; Brooks, Ian; Clayton, William; Darwen, Jamie; Gough, Georgina; Hyland, Fiona; Longhurst, James; Tierney, Ash; Tweddel, Hannah; Walsh, Amy; Willmore, Chris

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Martin Bigg Martin2.Bigg@uwe.ac.uk

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Ian Brooks Ian.Brooks@uwe.ac.uk@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Sustainable IT

Jamie Darwen Jamie.Darwen@uwe.ac.uk

Georgina Gough Georgina.Gough@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Education for Sustainable Development

Fiona Hyland

Ash Tierney

Hannah Tweddel

Amy Walsh

Chris Willmore



Abstract

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. HEIs are well placed to engage with local communities, and can connect students with organisations through several pathways, such as volunteering opportunities, placements, internships, or projects. The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE), the University of Bristol and their respective Students’ Unions have been working in partnership with the city and local communities, using HEFCE Catalyst funding to promote student involvement in sustainability activity during Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. The Green Capital Student Capital project has created a broad programme of citywide impact through mobilising the enthusiasm of the city’s student body. It delivered a wide-ranging programme of engagement in city sustainability and in so doing developed skills, knowledge and attributes in the student body that support the development of graduate attributes and amore sustainable lifestyle. The project demonstrates how institutions can collaborate across cities and communities to have internal and external impacts for sustainability.

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Bigg, M., Brooks, I., Clayton, W., Darwen, J., Gough, G., Hyland, F., …Willmore, C. (2018). Bridging the gap: A case study of a partnership approach to skills development through student engagement in bristol’s green capital year. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 417-428. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1499419

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 31, 2018
Online Publication Date Sep 24, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 30, -0001
Journal Higher Education Pedagogies
Print ISSN 2375-2696
Electronic ISSN 2375-2696
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 417-428
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1499419
Keywords partnership, green capital, Bristol, engagement, students, change agents
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/857711
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1499419

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