Archive for December 3, 2014

Opportunity for Community Organisations

Connected Communities Consultation Event, 12 January, Bristol, 10.30am-4pm


Are you a community based organisation? Are you working on a connected communities project? Do you have experiences that you would like to share about how to work with researchers? If so we would be delighted if you would join us for a Community University Partnerships Event in Bristol.

Facilitated by the UK Community Partner Network and the NCCPE, this event will provide an opportunity to join other community organisations to discuss the opportunities, challenges and experiences of working on connected communities funded projects. This interactive event will provide opportunities to share what’s been happening, and consider how this type of work might be supported in the future.

The event will contribute to a project led by the Connected Communities Leadership Fellow, Keri Facer, and her colleague Bryony Enright, to better understand the dynamics of community university research partnerships. This will feed into the ongoing work of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) in funding this type of working in the future.

Eligible participants will receive travel and an honorarium. If you are interested in getting involved please fill in the online application form which can be found here:


If you have any queries or would like to discuss your potential involvement, please contact


Come and Explore with Us

The Starting from Values Legacy Project is hosting its final ‘iterative reflection’ as a public event, which will include an open space for sharing insights about legacies of Connected Communities from and beyond our legacy project.

Thursday 26th February 2015

London (venue TBC)

10:30 to 17:00

Sharing space, installations and workshops from 12:30-16:30


Call for contributions

Do you have an evaluation report that you have multiple copies of and would like to leave on our shelves instead?

Any piles of boxes under your desk you’d like to put to good use? Or just copies to spare?

If so, please get in touch (see contact details below)


We are also inviting other Connected Communities projects – Legacy Projects in particular – to contribute to our sharing space, at whatever stage your project is in.


Contact and further information

More about the Starting from Values project:


Any questions, offers or queries please contact Elona Hoover Email:, tel: 01273 644707

Connected Communities Survey

As many of you will be aware, the AHRC has funded Bryony Enright to work with George and myself as Leadership Fellows to try to better understand the experience of participants in the Connected Communities Programme. In particular, we are interested in understanding the changing relationships between academics and collaborators in the research process and the implications of this for research processes and legacy.

To that end, we have developed a quick (approx 10 minute) online survey and would appreciate your help in completing this and circulating it to your collaborators for completion.

We appreciate you have a lot of demands on your time, but sincerely hope that you will be able to take a moment to do this as it will greatly help in understanding the complexities and potential of the collaborative and co-produced research that we are attempting to support through Connected Communities.

Please could all PIs, Co-Is and Researchers on your project complete the following ‘academic’ survey:

Could we also ask you to circulate the following survey to all of your non-academic collaborators:
Many thanks to those of you who have already completed the survey.

To everyone else, thank you in advance for your assistance at a busy time of year.

Very best wishes,

Keri Facer