RCE Severn-2017

1. Project Title: 
Changing Communities, Changing Perceptions
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
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3. Project partner contact information : 
University of Gloucestershire Photography Course
Project Coordinator
Main Contact: 
Julia Peck
Julia Peck
Academic Subject Leader, Photography
4. Project type
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

Changing Communities, Changing Perceptions engages students, staff and community in an exploratory, reflective journey of understanding the movement of people and its impacts on society, through the lens of photography and using Education for Sustainability to ‘decolonise’ the learning process and create positive outcomes for all parties. 

Students worked actively with community members to create innovative representations of their stories of migration, whilst receiving training in participatory photography. They also worked with the course lead to develop new approaches to their project brief and inform the assessment criteria through ‘co-creation’ processes. Diverse collaborations are involved, from academic links across the University, to partnerships with Cheltenham Trust, Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees and Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  

6. Project status
On Going
First year complete - project evaluation being used to shape future work in this area
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