The Taking Part? Research Cluster


Taking Part? is an academic research cluster developing high quality research and a critical mass around active citizenship and community empowerment with the third sector. It is a partnership between researchers from The University of Lincoln, Goldsmiths University of London and Manchester Metropolitan University funded by the Economic & Social Research Centre (ESRC) in partnership with The Office for Civil Society and the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

The cluster is building upon the research expertise of the three universities and the track record of the national Take Part Network  to bring together local, regional and national third sector organisations and higher education institutions concerned with strengthening civil society: promoting active citizenship, equalities and community empowerment.

The research cluster underpins a portfolio of research and research-related activities over at least a five-year period. The cluster will support postgraduate students through their PhD studies, will employ Knowledge Transfer Associates and will support staff placements and smaller-scale research activities. It will also promote publication and dissemination of research findings to a variety of audiences.  

Please click here for more information about the research cluster.

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