Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched a new guide for the higher education sector to help institutions to measure the impact of their engagement with Government, civil society, community organisations and the public.
This paper focuses on a community–university partnership built around a programme of study co-created by residents of a disadvantaged community and situated, for the most part, within that community. The aim of this paper is to share lessons learned from this community engagement initiative, as identified
through a research study which ran concurrent to the programme. The study involved 41 interviews (18 individual interviews and 23 focus groups) over a two year period with 28 participants. Participants included students, lecturers and