Eastern Promise: Education and Social Renewal in London's Docklands
What are the challenges that face a new campus for a university, particularly in an area - such as East London - which is in need of regeneration and ... Show synopsis What are the challenges that face a new campus for a university, particularly in an area - such as East London - which is in need of regeneration and investment? Can a university become integrated into the community, and at the same time contribute to the regeneration of that community, both by helping individuals and the community as a whole? If so, what can it do and how? The authors consider these questions in relation to the new campus of the University of East London which is situated in Docklands. The essays in this book consider how the university should adapt itself to these changing needs and expectations. They argue that there can no longer be a single model of what a university should be. Non-traditional universities need to redefine their roles and find new ways of meeting local needs. This will include: new relationships between teachers and students;more involvement in the regeneration of the local economy, including in the cultural industries; more involvement in training, including a role in lifelong learning, access courses, and other intermediate forms of education; new partnership with other agencies - local industry, the local state and voluntary agencies.