Research & Partnerships
UTS Shopfront has a range of research-based activities that flow from our core community project work and that addresses the needs, concerns or questions raised by our community partners. As with all our work, research activities offer opportunities for full community participation within a framework of social justice and equity. Our existing community-engaged research endeavours include our Academic Research Series (see Publications), which are supported by our UTS Shopfront Community Research Fellowship, as well as more longer term research partnerships that are taken up on a case by case basis.
Shopfront's research agenda supports emerging UTS researchers with a commitment to the field of 'university-community engagement.' Our research publications recognise and promote the work of UTS academics and high achieving students, and to advance the scholarship of community engagement.
With over 20 years of experience and an international reputation for community-university engagement, Shopfront is uniquely placed to work with diverse partners to advance community projects and collaborative research.
UTS Shopfront works primarily as a broker to bring together community groups, academics, government and business to work on projects that generate socio-economic benefits.
The success of the Shopfront has been achieved by cooperation with all stakeholders, partnerships with community organisations, efficient resource management and working for joint outcomes.
We undertake a range of partnership activities, including:
- Collaborative work with community groups
- Workshops/seminars and conferences
- Facilitated volunteering
- Grant applications
- Developing strategic partnerships
If you would like to discuss how you might work with Shopfront please call us on (02) 9514 2900 or email email@example.com