The Knowledge Exchange Community of Practice (CoP) has been established to provide a supportive peer-learning environment to make sure your KE can be the best it can be. We believe effective KE is founded on working with external organisations and individuals to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

A Community of Practice is an established way to foster an effective learning environment where members share experiences and go on to embed good practice within their own contexts. A CoP is defined as:

A group of people who perform similar functions and share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Human Library

We will be launching our new initiative: a “human library” of KE expert books. This is based on the human library concept and some of our KE experts will be on hand to explain this further. The idea is that you can “borrow” these experts by arranging a chat (maybe over coffee) to find out more about the KE they do.

KE Case Studies

We have several case studies on Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact. These are available through our Supporting your Knowledge Exchange webpage.

The latest is from Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Director for Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Humanities on Social Sciences, on Shaping and influencing UK Policy in the Funeral Industry.

Join our Teams group

Join the Knowledge Exchange Community of Practice Group here

Join our launch event

The CoP is being launched at an event on campus on 22nd June 2022 from 9am to12pm, by our Sponsor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sarah Hainsworth. Please register using the link below.

We want your views on what excites and what concerns you about KE. We want to hear what you would like from the CoP going forward.