Projects in Kent and Medway

Communities defined by geographical boundary (“place”)

The universities in Kent decided to focus their activities in the Swale region and particularly on the Isle of Sheppey. What is unusual about this choice is that neither of the three universities had significant relationships with this area; it was not a notable source of undergraduates; nor was it a major source of employers for graduates. The benefits were that Swale offered a neutral ground to universities embarking on strategic engagement, where communities had little experience of engaging with higher education. Focusing on such a tightly defined geographical area also allowed the university to have a demonstrable impact.

Please, see below for a list of project activities undertaken:

Kent and Medway Coastal Communities film

Please follow the link for a film about the Learning from the South East Coastal Communities Programme in Kent and Medway - Film on YouTube