Unipol Training on behalf of the University of Reading

A conference for those involved in developing university and community relations

Thursday, 11 July

This conference will bring together colleagues from universities, local councils and students' unions to examine the latest trends in university and community engagement and provide an opportunity to share best practice with those working in the field.

It will look at the benefits universities bring to towns and cities as well as the impacts on housing and neighbourhoods where students have a strong presence. It will look at how universities, local authorities, residents and other agencies are working together to overcome problems and ensure that communities benefit from and value their universities.

The programme includes a presentation by Professor Darren Smith (Loughborough University) on 'Studentification' 10 years on - is Article 4 putting the balance back into communities? and a description by Mark Glynn of Manchester City Council of the impact of the growth of purpose-built student accommodation and how the council is investigating strategic responses to shifting patterns of provision.

You can download the full programme here: Are_Universities_Good_Neighbours.pdf