Engaged Learning gives students the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge from their academic studies to a real-world challenge, by working in partnership with local, national, or international professional and community organisations through a variety of methods including consultancy, placements and co-production.
It has a range of benefits – for students, the university, and external organisations. These include, but aren’t limited to:
- It provides challenging, innovative and collaborative learning experiences – meeting a key aspiration of the Curriculum Framework
- Students develop skills, knowledge and attributes and gain insight into the challenges facing sectors and organisations; preparing them for life and work beyond university
- Projects are mutually beneficial, delivering real impact for community organisations - supporting our aspirations to become a Global Civic University
The Engaged Learning Community
Be inspired and supported by joining a network of academics working to develop Engaged Learning at the University. Led by the Careers Service in partnership with BILT, the Engaged Learning Community is a source of expertise, good practice, and peer support for all its members.
Further advice and support
We recommend contacting the Careers Service for further information about developing Engaged Learning opportunities in new or existing units. They can advise on a range of areas including:
- Partnering with external organisations
- Developing suitable projects and assessments
- Supporting your students to prepare for and make the most of the experience
Engaged Learning & employability
Employability is all about the skills, knowledge and attributes which equip students for life and work after university for more information visit the Employability in the curriculum page or contact the Faculty Employability Team.