Alliance universities are fulfilling a civic role within their communities

University Alliance institutions are supporting their local communities through encouraging volunteering, bolstering social enterprises and designing projects to help local people. 

Our universities’ deep roots in their communities, stemming from partnerships with local organisations, businesses and charities, mean that we are established as a significant source of support within the region. Through volunteering initiatives, social enterprise support, community projects and outreach programmes, our members strive to ensure that people in their respective regions have the support they need.

Check out how our members are Powering their Communities below:

Social enterprise spinouts at Coventry University

Community legal clinic at Anglia Ruskin University

Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES) Scheme at Oxford Brookes

University of Greenwich support local Mutual Aid group during COVID-19

Supporting refugees in South Wales

Mend the Gap – BCU enhancing support for carers

Stevenage Welfare Benefits Appeals Project from Hertfordshire Law School

Driving the search for City of Culture volunteers at Coventry University

SuNSE: stimulating social enterprise in isolated regions of Northern Europe

SPARK social enterprise at University of Brighton

Centre for Social Innovation at Teesside University

Inspiring young people in Europe to engage with their communities

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