Topic:  Film Premier: Boingboing Community University Partnership Hits the Road

Resources: You can watch the film here:

Session Summary:  So what happened when a group of young people and young adults from different community groups in East Sussex co-curated an exhibition on resilience at a Research Council event in Cardiff with a bunch of University of Brighton academics? Did they all live to tell the tale? What did they actually exhibit? What can other people learn from the experience? Did the trip encourage them all to carry on working together? Come along for a lively January evening out to discover the answer to these questions yourself.

We’ll also be showing a short film, ‘One Step Forward’, that charts the journey of a group of young people from the Virtual School for Looked After Children in Brighton and Hove who produced their own beautifully illustrated book about resilience. They did it in collaboration with researchers from the University of Brighton and boingboing. Come along and find out what they’re planning next. Afterwards, Canadian visitor Professor Michael Ungar will give his views on both films and what we can learn from them for community university partnerships more generally. He’ll also tell us a bit about community university partnerships in Canada.

This is a joint Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) and Boingboing Resilience Forum event. It is a free event and all are welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Who might be most interested:  Academics, practitioners, researchers, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people and service users.

This session took place on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!

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