Research and Social Change Residential Workshop


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Copross Summer School 2021

Applications are now closed for the Copross Summer School 2021.  We will provide details of the Copross Summer School 2022 towards the end of 2021.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is excited to again present our intensive short course on co-production for research and social change; in 2021 the course will run from 29th June to 2nd July.

The course, aimed at those with little or no prior experience of co-production such as students, post-docs/ECRs, third sector employees and community activists, provides valuable opportunities for reflecting on and enhancing your practice and supporting your CPD.

Over four days, academics and non-professional researchers and activists experienced in using co-production approaches, will introduce you to the theoretical underpinnings and practical methods used in co-production. We will explore ways of overcoming barriers to co-production and ways to meaningfully engage with seldom listened to groups. Co-production is increasingly used to address issues of inequality across a range of academic fields such as health, disability studies, human geography, sociology, social policy and psychology in order to promote social change. As an approach, it draws on innovative methods from participatory action research (PAR) and community engagement.

Working with other course participants, you will co-produce the design for a short project of your choosing or, alternatively, if you or your organisation have a specific project in mind, please contact to discuss.

This will be our first year that we will be holding the event online.

To maintain a personalised level of learning and interaction, the course is limited to a maximum of 15 delegates. Applications will open soon and will be updated on this page.

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Tickets and pricing

Tickets and pricing

The fee is for the four days training (29th June – 2nd July 2021)

UHI students: £50.00 + £10 VAT: Special heavily subsidised price available to UHI students only.

External students/Activists: £150.00 + £20 VAT: Subsidised tickets open to external students, community activists and individuals.

Third Sector: £250.00 + £50.00 VAT: Reduced price tickets for people working for third sector organisations.

Private Sector: £400.00 + £80.00 VAT: all private sector organisations.

Activists and those without employer or institutional support: We are pleased to offer three places at reduced rates. Please email by 31st of January 2021 to receive an application form for these subsidised places.

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Is there a waiting list?

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, if we sell out and there are subsequent cancellations, we will re-allocate the place.

If you find you cannot book a ticket please register for the waiting list by emailing

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What's the refund policy?

What's the refund policy?

The course is not running for profit and in order to get a good price on accommodation this has to be pre-booked and is non-refundable. As a result we cannot routinely give refunds on cancellations. However, should someone on the waiting list be able to take your place, then a refund can be arranged. This might be partial and depends on the original price you paid and who wants to take your place. Be assured we will do our best to refund you if possible, please contact if you need to discuss this.