Truly Civic: Strengthening the connection between universities and their places

Recent inspiration for the CERG project has arrived through the UPP Foundation Civic University Commission’s final report, Truly Civic: Strengthening the connection between universities and their places, and its desire to remove “perverse measurements” that inhibit local civic engagement projects.

“It is clear that some of the current measures of teaching and research – which are often designed by government, rather than universities – mitigate against civic activity. Removing those is vital and in particular:– Reducing the reliance of measures such as LEO (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes) in high stakes metrics such as TEF, that penalises universities for releasing graduates into regional labour markets with lower employment outcomes, or into self-employment which often involves a period of low/no wages. [And also] in things like the REF that ‘local research’ is by definition inferior to international research.”

Line up for regeneration event at next CERG/RDLAC Silvertown Session (22nd Nov)

Here’s the speaker panel for the Regeneration event at our next CERG/RDLAC Silvertown Session in North Woolwich.
Anna Minton, writer, journalist, and academic
Sonia Boyce, Artist, Crossrail Wall Project
Aaron Uthman, Community Relations Ambassador, LCY,
Chris Abell, Local Affairs Manager, Tate & Lyle Sugars
Katherine Clarke, Artist Partner, muf architecture/art

There will also be a launch of the Surfers Against Sewage, plastic free campaign and food & drink provided by local community chefs!

RDLAC are also arranging for someone to come to promote the Citizen’s Assembly in the following week.
A full programme will follow.

 

 

 

Next CERG and CCT Event

CERG and RDLAC present the Silvertown Sessions

Our next CERG/CCT event will once again be at the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Road, North Woolwich E16 2JB on Nov 22nd – starting at 7pm.

The theme will be Regeneration and our confirmed speaker is Anna Minton

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There will be more local food and drink

More to follow…