Building skills and capacity for Knowledge Exchange in your Department or Faculty may appear to be like a mountain to climb, or you may be surfing the waves with the wind in your hair, but whichever perspective you take, it is research which is powering the action.
If you are doing good research, then good knowledge exchange flows from it.
I have always enjoyed the word exchange. Right from when I was an undergraduate learning about the ethnographic theories of gift exchange by Marcel Mauss, to my current research on the transmission of artistic materials and cultural knowledge along the Silk Roads, through the great oasis cities of Central Asia, such as Samarkand and Tashkent. The flow of knowledge through exchange, opens up new worlds and breaks us free from the bonds of set ideas about the way things were, are, or will be. And if you want to explore more about the gift exchange theories, you might like to take a look at HAU (haujournal.org)
The Knowledge Exchange Concordat is offering its own gift in the form of a series of webinars, supporting, enhancing and sharing good practice. The KE Concordat and is a sector-led initiative led by Universities UK and Guild HE; BU have signed up to the Concordat along with 135 other UK Higher Education providers, and all of our practices are gradually becoming aligned with its Eight Guiding Principals,
The Knowledge Exchange Concordat team are offering a webinar series to help develop and improve the understanding of Knowledge Exchange across the sector. The first session on Skills and Capacity Building for Knowledge Exchange is open for bookings now, just click on the link to find out more and register your place:
25th September from 11.30 – 1pm on Zoom
…and keep an eye on the research blog for further posts…and if you would like to get in touch with me, drop me a line on email@example.com or in a Teams chat –
Dr. Wendelin Morrison, Knowledge Exchange Manager