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Empowering Partnerships: Enabling Engagement Project

This website provides dedicated guidance for academics and schools working collaborative projects framed around their research.

Supporting engaged research

This document provides advice on how to integrate tools for evaluation into educational/ engagement activities.


Students as Insurers (lecture capture)- Dr Neil Harrison

The future of Higher Education

In this video, our Academic Director Anna Mountford-Zimdars is hosted as an international expert at the University of Eastern Michigan.

Jeffrey Grim has visited the Centre for Social Mobility for two summers in 2018 and 2019 to collaborate on projects comparing education-based social mobility in the United States and England. Jeffrey is an accomplished student services professional who has chosen to undertake his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. He teaches a course for university administrators. As part of this course, he invited our Academic Director to share her own journey into becoming a higher education equity researcher and the vision for the Centre for Social Mobility. 

'How it feels to rise from bin man to professor'

This article in the Sunday Times by Lee Elliot Major, Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter, examines the author's own educational history and professional aspirations.