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Manchester Beacon

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Manchester Beacon is part of a UK-wide initiative to inspire a culture change in Universities to engage with the public. The presentation outlines our values, creative approaches, learning and higlights some contributions to our local community and invites people to get involved.

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Manchester Beacon

  1. 1. MANCHESTER BEACON Connecting people, place and knowledge Dr Erinma Ochu @mcrbeacon @erinmaochu
  2. 2. UK-WIDE INITIATIVE FOR UNIVERSITIES TO INSPIRE A CULTURE CHANGE TO ENGAGE WITH THE PUBLIC
  3. 5. Evaluation Group Communication Group Recognition Group Operation Group Staff and External Networks Funders Group
  4. 6. Bringing Values to life connecting people, place & knowledge to make a difference
  5. 7. 1. Behaviour change 2. Increasing PE levels 3. Partnership working MANCHESTER BEACON Connecting people, place and knowledge
  6. 8. Project cycle (s) <ul><li>Identify problems/needs </li></ul><ul><li>Establish values for new partnership mission </li></ul>2. Pilot partnership solutions 3. Reflect on & evaluate journey & impact 4. Inform policy through KE & skills exchange & celebration
  7. 13. <ul><li>Challenge Perceptions: we can work together </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Learning Partnerships: keep it fun </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities and Benefits: mutual benefits for all </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging new audiences: keep reaching out </li></ul><ul><li>www.manchesterbeacon.org/ourlearning </li></ul>Our learning:
  8. 14. Learning points connecting people, place & knowledge <ul><li>Innovative approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening and identifying needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-creation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building across strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High Strategic Added Value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalytic role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximising assets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-way engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building connectivity and capacity </li></ul></ul>To what extent has the Beacon catalysed other/further activity?
  9. 15. Future Priorities <ul><li>Sustain momentum beyond beacon initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition and support </li></ul><ul><li>Making and communicating the difference </li></ul><ul><li>Extending partnerships and collaboration </li></ul>
  10. 16. Get involved! www.manchesterbeacon.org and @mcrbeacon
  11. 17. Thanks for listening... Erinma Ochu [email_address]

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