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Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford: Academic/Practice Collaboration Partnerships

What is it?

Manchester Metropolitan University

We believe that Education, and particularly Higher Education, should always be a collaborative process and here at Manchester Metropolitan University, our world is enriched and our achievements made more effective through partnership at every level.  We welcome and share academic / practice collaborations to support and enhance our teaching, clinical practice and shared research collaborations. We recognise the value of external relationships with local and national employers, enabling us to ensure our research, education and training is grounded in real life experience.  There are many ways to formally recognise our collaborations including via joint appointments, formal placements, partnership agreements, memorandum of understanding and knowledge transfer partnerships.

University of Salford

The University of Salford prioritises industry engagement in all its activities and programmes. We support our practice colleagues through training and CPD, networks, research collaborations, practitioners engaged in our teaching and assessment activities, joint appointments, honorary appointments, knowledge transfer partnerships, collaborative agreements and broad stakeholder engagement.

Why do it?

Manchester Metropolitan University

Collaboration presents all parties with a unique opportunity to align education, clinical research, innovation, training, education and delivery with daily practice. It helps us together to build knowledge exchange networks and alliances across internal and external networks and enables us to actively share best practice, provide for rapid evaluation and the early adoption of new innovations.  Working together we can support one another to improve our competitiveness, productivity, and performance.

University of Salford

- Develop a community of learning for mutual benefit

- Focus on user experience (students, patients, carers)

- Curriculum and programmes informed by research and currency ensured through engagement with practice, professional bodies

- Support for practice colleagues and engagement with learning opportunities impacts GM collaborative priorities of recruitment, retention, returners and retraining.

Cost:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Cost will vary as each situation will differ.  A range of collaborative models are available, some of which may not incur costs.

University of Salford

Informal networks and learning opportunities may not incur costs, support for practice educators is provided. Formal collaborative arrangements need contracts and costing.

How to take forward:

Manchester Metropolitan University

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please phone +44 (0)161 247 2646 or visit the faculty page for further information

University of Salford

Visit University of Salford Manchester School of Health and Society or University of Salford Manchester School of Health Sciences for details