Community (Theme Lead: Dr Tracy Hayes) This theme takes a transdisciplinary approach to research participation and engagement in communities, with a focus on inclusion and finding effective ways to access and to listen to communities’ voice.  It will complement and collaborate with community research, participation and engagement activities across the University and the surrounding communities.  This includes community-based / community settings, schools, voluntary and community organisations, working closely with the cross curricular network Participatory Action Research and Creative methods (PARCM).  The aim is to develop and support a programme of researcher-community engagement research projects.


 Recent Contributions

 The Impact of Covid-19 The importance of nature: Before, during and after Covid-19

In this mini episode Dr Tracy Hayes (University of Cumbria) and Dr Mark Leather (Plymouth Marjon University) discuss the importance of nature, outdoor learning and play before, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Podcast 08 July 2020 BERA

A Curriculum for Wellbeing

This British Curriculum Forum virtual resource brings together education professionals from different systems and sectors in education to share their ideas around curriculum development and well-being. 

Media Series 14 March 2020 BERA

Honestly, I think it's a horrendous knee-jerk reaction': Politeness, superiority, assimilation and criticality: Student teachers' views on fundamental British values

Vini Lander Sally Elton-Chalcraft Lynn Revell

Blog Post 27 June 2017 BERA


Recent Events

22 October 2020 University of Cumbria and Multi cultural Cumbria  Race 2B BAME conference 2020. Check out the inspiring and informative interactive sessions on-line here: Unconscious bias, Anti racism in the police force, Refugees, Anti racism in schools and much more. 

27 February 2020 'All Shall Have a Bite of the (Poisoned?) Apple' Social Justice in Education’. Professor Sally Elton-Chalcraft Inaugural lecture, Sentamu Lecture Theatre, Lancaster.  Further information is available on-line here and a link to the video recording can be found here





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