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Mark Hinton

Mark Hinton, head and shoulders, looking to the leftCommunity Engagement Development Manager

Room WCE0.11, Lifelong Learning Building, Westwood Campus
+44 (0) 24 7652 3533

Mark Hinton is Community Engagement Development Manager for CLL, as well as for the University's central Strategy Group. He works with the third sector in the sub-region to raise awareness of opportunities for adult learners at the University of Warwick, to build long-term relationships between the University and local communities with lower HE participation rates, and to encourage and facilitate good practice in University-Community Engagement.

In June 2022, Mark was awarded the inaugural Warwick Award for Public and Community Engagement for his long-term work in and with the Canley neighbourhood. From 2018 to 2020, he developed and led Warwick's engagement with Planning for Real in Canley - in 2021 he led the first summer workshop programme and parade of the ongoing Playing Out in Canley community arts programme.

Mark is an alumnus of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy, with a focus on community-engaged and anti-racist pedagogies, and a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement, for whom he chairs the Learning Circle on Developing a Pedagogy of Public Engagement. He teaches Developing Community Leadership in a variety of community settings, and convenes an undergraduate interdisciplinary module, Community Engagement: Theory into Practice, developed with an Academic Fellowship from IATL.

Mark co-convenes the University's Anti-Racist Pedagogy Teaching Forum, is a facilitator of the Tackling Racial Inequality at Warwick Staff Development Programme (which was commended for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence in 2022), sits on the University's Race Equality Taskforce and University of Sanctuary working group, and occasionally still runs Clowning and Theatre Improvisation workshops.

Mark has a BA in Drama, and before joining Warwick in 2013 already had 25 years’ experience working in community settings as an artist, a social entrepreneur, and a community engagement consultant. From 2005 to 2010, he was sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as a 'Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World' to develop innovative and effective new models of intercultural community bridge-building.

Recent Publications, Papers given, and Events facilitated

2021, Canley Parade 2021 - developed and led as part of Playing Out in Canley

2019, 'Teaching a history of 'race' and anti‐racist action in an academic classroom'. Article co-authored with Dr Meleisa Ono-George, Area. 2019;00:1–6

2018, 'Co-production in research with communities'. Panel convened and hosted as part of Public Engagement Network Day, University of Warwick, 14 November

2018, 'Building Interdisciplinary Engagement, and Community'. Paper delivered at Exploring Interdisciplinary Case Studies, University of Warwick, 31 October

2018, 'Working in Partnership'. Speech at launch of BME Empowerment Partnership, Coventry, 28 June

2018, 'History in Practice Project: engaging students and community in curriculum design'. Paper co-delivered at Education Conference 2015, University of Warwick, 15 May

2017, 'Interesting times for our city of many cultures'. Blog post, Lifelong Learning at Warwick, 12 December

2017, 'Community Engagement: Developing and Sustaining Community Partnerships for Student Participation in Community-Engaged Learning and Research'. Symposium convened and facilitated, IATL/CLL at University of Warwick, November 13

2017, 'OneCov2017'. City-wide inter-cultural community event designed and led on behalf of the Partnership for Coventry, Coventry Transport Museum, 7 October

2017, 'Student-Community Engagement in Teaching and Learning'. Event convened and facilitated for IATL at University of Warwick, 28 September

2017, 'Race and Racism in a City of Many Cultures – a Community/University Conversation'. Workshop co-facilitated, designed, and recruited for and co-facilitated with BREM, Coventry West Indian Community Centre, 20 July

2017, 'Who engages with whom in civic engagement?'. Paper presented at Exploring the Civic Curriculum, Leeds University Institute for Teaching Excellence, 9 June