Invite to discussion group on social research training programme – 18th or 23rd Nov

Would you like to take part in a discussion group about co-producing a social research training programme for community organisations in Greater Manchester?

We are currently working on the “Knowing-how: Co-producing a social research training programme for the Third Sector” project which is funded by the Faculty of Humanities Strategic Investment Fund. The project aims to develop and deliver a pilot programme where University research methods expertise and Third Sector knowledge are used to provide short and free training for community organisations on research skills and tools.

As part of this project, we are organising discussion groups with members of staff and PGRs at the University as well as Third Sector representatives to gather opinions and views on:

  • challenges and opportunities linked to developing a collaborative training programme in research methods based at the University and specifically targeting the Third Sector;
  • possible topics and training strategies that could be part of the training programme;
  • past experiences and good practice in developing collaborative work between the University and Third Sector.

The feedback collected through the discussion groups will help us design four pilot training events for local community organisations which we plan to run between January and May 2016. The final project report will reflect on the possibility of creating a long-lasting training infrastructure based at the University and involving a close collaboration with the Third Sector. Our aim is to develop a business case to inform the continuation of training.

The discussion groups will take place either on 18th or 23rd November, 10am-12noon (lunch will be provided, 12noon-1pm).

We have a limited number of places available for the activity, so if you are interested in taking part in a discussion group and you can commit to at least one of the above datesplease register at the link below by Friday 6th November:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RV6CBS

We will then contact you to let you know whether you have been selected for the activity as soon as possible after the above deadline.

If you have any questions about the project or the activity, please feel free to contact us at knowing-how@manchester.ac.uk .

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