This session took place as part of the 2022 Learning and Teaching Forum Conference.
The presenters were Adrian Gonzalez and Jenny Pollard.
Aim: Highlight the value of multi-scale and multi-partner collaborations and reflect on the role that public bodies and students play in fostering positive change. Takeaway: An understanding of how the Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation and Management programme has fostered a collaborative approach to learning, empowering students and business to work in partnership to make changes for public good. The challenges that global society faces, from the climate emergency through to the covid-19 pandemic, indicate that strong collaboration between different institutions and actors including governments, businesses, and communities are critical if we are to succeed in confronting these issues. This presentation will explore the role that Universities can play in fostering partnerships for the public good. It will start by providing a brief contextual background, paying particular attention to how these “wicked problems” require solutions grounded in multi-actor partnerships. It will then set out how Higher Educational institutions have sought to amplify their role in helping resolve these problems through the facilitation of multi actor and multi-scale partnerships. As an example, we focus on the York-Maastricht Partnership (YMP) and the design and delivery of the MSc Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation and Management. We will outline the partnership successes and how these are being used to drive future collaboration for public good.
You can access the recording of this session at this link:
Fostering partnerships for the public good; collaboration, innovation and impact (UoY Panopto log-in required)