Sustaining Community-University Collaborations: The Durham University Model

Andrew Russell
Andy Cattermole
Ray Hudson
Sarah Banks
Andrea Armstrong
Fred Robinson
Rachel Pain
Sharon Gollan
Greg Brown


Durham University has initiated a community outreach and engagement program based on an evolving multifaceted model. This article analyses the components of the model and looks at how our work at Durham has become increasingly embedded in the structures and processes of the university as it has developed. The strengths and weaknesses in what has been achieved are highlighted, as is the future vision for the further development of this innovative community-university program.

Public engagement; community partnerships; employer supported volunteering; corporate social responsibility

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