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This page provides further information about what each of the universities currently offer to the sector, along with first points of contact.
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett are keen to develop links and collaborations with the sector in a number of areas including:
- research and evaluation
- staff volunteering and skills exchanges
- student volunteering
- student placements and internships.
The CommUNIty team find that the best way of promoting collaborations is first of all having a discussion with the potential 3rd sector partner, finding out what their needs are, and establishing what assets they would be willing to invest into a partnership; then returning to the university and trying to find the appropriate staff and resources to connect with the 3rd sector partner. As there are so many variable factors, very few collaborations are the same.
Leeds Trinity University
Leeds Trinity have made available a list of people that organisations can contact directly to discuss an area of interest:
- Volunteering – Carol Green 2837675 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Children, Young people and Families – Jeffery Potter 2837226 email@example.com
- Health and Wellbeing – Nina Fryer 2837411 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nutrition – Prof Judy Donnelly 2837228 email@example.com
- Business – Hurol Ozcan 2837258 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Citizenship – Anne-Marie Mealey 2837539 email@example.com
- Fitness Testing – Matt Sedgwick 2837351 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sport Development – Sarah Todd 2837357 email@example.com
- Social Media – Liz Cable 2837555 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enterprise Centre – Phillip Williams email@example.com
- Business development, Commercial services – Ian Rowe 2837184 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Network – Jess Sewter 2837182 email@example.com
University of Leeds
There are many ways that third sector organsiations and the University of Leeds are working together. For any initial enquiries contact Jo Cutter, Research Engagement Manager at Leeds University Business School firstname.lastname@example.org and she can connect you to other faculties and support services depending on your interests.
Some examples of activity you might be intersted in are
- Research: opportunities to work collaboratively and shape our research
- Knowledge exchange: joint events to share research and practice
- Mentoring: a programme for staff to support community organisations: http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability-service-mentoring/.
- LUBS (Leeds University Business School) also has a mentoring programme for external partners to support students: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduate/careers/nurturing-talent-mentor-scheme/, and there are discussions underway to extend this type of offer more widely across the University
- Student volunteering: this is run via the Students’ Union https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Opportunity/Index
- Student placements and internships. Internships are overseen by the university’s Careers Centre http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/info/6/work_experience/258/leeds_internship_programme
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