Our community engagement strategy

We want to help transform lives through education, empower people to deliver their talents, provide chances for social inclusion and build a future-facing society where people can use their abilities, experience and talents to make a difference. 

Enabling our community to share the learning experience:

We work with target schools and provide financial support for students in line with the University's access agreement. We also manage Aimhigher within the Peninsula area and undertake community outreach activity.

Our students as residents, volunteers and global citizens:

We promote the importance of volunteering in our community to students and staff, as well as community-based and employer-led learning and a curriculum engaging with contemporary problems and issues. We also encourage cross cultural and overseas activities to develop global and local citizens.

Developing businesses and employability opportunities:

We use our in-house talent to provide consultancy services, create opportunities for internships, placements and work experience, and develop continuing professional opportunities for local business. We also provide incubator facilities for new businesses through Formation Zone and Cornwall’s Innovation Centres.

Promoting vibrant, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities:

We aim to enrich community inclusivity and creativity through exhibitions, performance, public lecture and interpretation trails. We work with the city and others to develop recreation and sports opportunities and promote healthy lifestyles through our health related partnerships. We also support initiatives that recognise the value of wellbeing to achieving sustainability.

Communication and partnership:

We work with the community to enhance sustainability, and work with our Academy, Trust Schools and local schools to raise aspirations and develop a pathway of educational opportunity for young people in the region.

Services, facilities and events:

We support schools, not-for-profit, voluntary and community groups with an extensive programme of community and public engagement. We provide opportunities for contribution as well as participation by the community.