This year, we brought social action into the classroom at Kingston University. Through a range of collaborative community engagement projects, Service Learning was embedded into the curriculum, combining academic learning with practical experience and community service. By integrating projects into the learning experience, we’re able to further reduce the barriers to participation and engagement in social action.
“The initiatives have been really great for the students. They have introduced real-world learning into their programme and have enabled us to deliver a more diverse and authentic learning experience. They have also given us the opportunity to bring new faces (as in people from the community/industry) into the classroom thus giving the students a better experience and a better awareness of their employability skills. They have also benefited from the fact that their efforts are contributing to wider communities. Students said in their feedback that contributing to the community-made their activities meaningful.“
Service Learning Academic, Kingston University