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Strengthening Links between Academia, Statutory Agencies and the Third Sector

A half-day workshop for those who believe in collaboration and co-operation across the social policy spectrum


You are invited to a free half-day event to bring together voluntary and statutory organisations from Coventry with academics from the University of Warwick and Coventry University to discuss ways in which we might work more closely together, build relationships and generate ideas for new projects.

Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Time: 1.15 pm – 4.30 pm
Venue: Coventry Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry, CV1 2HA (click for a map and directions)

How can organisations link with researchers to evidence what they do?

How can we best share skills that would benefit each other?

How can students and organisations benefit from student work placements?

How can research be more effectively used to influence practice and policy?

The workshop is aimed at academics and students at both universities and at Coventry statutory and third sector organisations working on social justice and interested in collaborating on research, work placements or other joint projects.

There are already a number of successful formal and informal partnerships between organisations in Coventry and faculty and students at both universities. However, there can be barriers to potential projects, such as problems with timing, expectations, understanding each other’s cultures and ways of working.

This informal networking workshop will provide an opportunity for us to learn about each other’s research needs and interests, as well as find out more about different ways of working, timing of research projects, and so on.

This workshop is free, but advance registration is essential. Light mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Mary-Ann Stephenson on maryann at maryannstephenson dot co dot uk.


This workshop is co-organised by Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry University and the University of Warwick's Centre for the Study of Women and Gender.
It is generously funded by Coventry University and the Department of Sociology of the University of Warwick.