School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

The University of Brighton partner us in just about everything we do. Sometimes we even act as if we’re married. In terms of partnership working, we are as close as a separate organisation can be to the University of Brighton, especially the School of Health Sciences, and CUPP, who helped us get started. The School of Health Sciences shares some of its resources with Boingboing, and co-organises and hosts the Brighton Resilience Forum. And all our research is conducted closely with the University.

Many of our Boingboing volunteers, such as Angie HartJosh Cameron, Suna Eryigit Madzwamuse, Becky Heaver and Caroline Hudson, work in the School of Health Sciences. Some Boingboingers are doing their PhD studies at the University of Brighton, including David Glynne Percy, Josie Maitland, Steph Coombe and Anne Rathbone. Plus, Boingboingers frequently informally volunteer for the University in a mutual exchange, through teaching on courses without renumeration, supporting PhD students, attending university events and giving talks and workshops on our joint work.

It really helps our community-university partnership working to have so many people with multiple ‘hats’ or identities dancing cheek to cheek, so to speak. For other enthusiastic supporters and collaborators see our other Supporters and Partners pages.

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The Big Lottery Fund HeadStart Programme

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ESRC – Economic and Social Research Council

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