Research and Social Change Residential Workshop

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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 2020 the course will run from 30th June to 3rd 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 copross@uhi.ac.uk to discuss.

The course is held in the new University of the Highlands and Islands campus in Inverness, in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland and the price includes 7 nights’ accommodation (Monday to Monday) in the newly built student quarters giving you the opportunity to explore some of the spectacular scenery in the area.

To maintain a personalised level of learning and interaction, the course is limited to a maximum of 15 delegates. Applications are now open for participants seeking bursaries (please see below for more information). All other delegates will be able to register in early 2020.

 

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Tickets and pricing

Tickets and pricing

The fee is for the four days training (30th June – 3rd July) including refreshments and lunch over four days. Also included is 7 nights accommodation (29th June to 5th June; Monday afternoon to the following Monday morning) giving you the opportunity to explore the beautiful Highland scenery or historic Inverness over the weekend.

Transfers, breakfasts and evening meals are not included.

UHI students: £150.00 + £30 VAT: Special heavily subsidised price available to UHI students only.

External students/Activists: £250.00 + £50 VAT: Subsidised tickets open to external students, community activists and individuals.

Third Sector: £400.00 + £80.00 VAT: Reduced price tickets for people working for third sector organisations.

Private Sector: £550.00 + £110.00 VAT: all private sector organisations.

Activists and those without employer or institutional support: We are pleased to offer three places at reduced rates (£100 per person) with travel bursaries (up to £200 reimbursed towards travel costs). Please email copross@uhi.ac.uk by 31st of January 2020 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 copross@uhi.ac.uk

 

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How accessible is the course and accommodation?

How accessible is the course and accommodation?

There are fully accessible accommodation options and the campus itself is very accessible. We aim to make the course itself accessible by default, but if you do have access requirements which have previously been hard to resolve, please contact us before booking to discuss so we can work something out.

Many if not most of the buses serving the campus and airport are wheelchair accessible and if you want to explore, many parts of the Cairngorms are also very accessible for wheelchair users. We are more than happy to check out specific access outside of the campus on request.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Inverness has a mainline train station with links to the rest of the UK. However, it is often cheaper and easier to fly. Inverness Airport is close by. For information on the airlines flying into Inverness visit Inverness Airport websiteThere is a taxi rank outside the terminal building and outside the railway station.

To/from the airport by Bus

Stagecoach operates the Jet Bus Service to Inverness Airport with up to a 30 minute service between the City of Inverness and the Airport. Buses run more frequently at peak times of the day. Please check current timetables before travel and on arrival we can assist you with bus timings for your onward journey at the information desk. Please refer to Stagecoach’s Timetables for up-to-date information on routes.

Buses running from the town centre to the campus.

The 11U Stagecoach bus runs directly from the Airport to the Campus. From the city centre, Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus, is served by the service 2, 3, 4, 11u and 25u. The 2 service provides a 12-minute interval serves to and from the city centre, with onward connections.

Driving to:

Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA

From A9 northbound

Heading towards Inverness, pass the Milton of Leys exit and take the next exit left signposted Raigmore Hospital.

  • At the roundabout 50 metres ahead, take the first exit signposted Culloden Moor/Croy.
  • After you go over the bridge over the A9, take the left lane and turn left at the first set of traffic lights, signposted Inverness Campus.
  • At the next roundabout, take the first exit.
  • The entrances to our 3 car parks are on the right hand side.

From A9 Southbound

  • After the Kessock Bridge, take the second exit on the roundabout, keeping on the A9.
  • Pass the exit for A96 Aberdeen and remain on the A9 to the next exit signposted Culloden, Inshes and Raigmore Hospital.
  • After exiting the A9 take the right lane then go straight across the lights towards Inverness Campus.
  • There is a roundabout 50 metres ahead, take the first exit and Inverness College’s three car park entrances can be found on the right hand side.

From A96

Follow signs to Inverness, then you will come to a roundabout approaching Inverness, take the 2nd exit keeping on the A96.

  • You will then come to another roundabout beside Inverness Retail Park, take the 2nd exit again and keep on A96.
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A9 slip road to Perth.
  • Merge onto A9 and then take the next left, signposted Culloden, Inshes and Raigmore Hospital.
  • After exiting the A9 take the right lane then go straight across the lights towards Inverness Campus.
  • There is a roundabout 50 metres ahead, take the first exit and Inverness College’s three car park entrances can be found on the right hand side.

From A82

Follow A82 Glenurquhart Rd onto Tomnahurich Street.

  • Then turn left onto Kenneth Street at the traffic lights, follow road ahead until you reach the roundabout and take the 3rd exit.
  • Follow onto the next roundabout and take the 3rd exit again and then at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Longman Road.
  • Keep on Longman road past the old college building and take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout.
  • You will still be on Longman road and then when you reach the roundabout next to the Kessock Bridge take the 3rd exit onto the A9.
  • Pass the exit for A96 Aberdeen and remain on the A9 to the next exit signposted Culloden, Inshes and Raigmore Hospital.
  • After exiting the A9 take the right lane then go straight across the lights towards Inverness Campus.
  • There is a roundabout 50 metres ahead, take the first exit and Inverness College’s three car park entrances can be found on the right hand side.

Parking

There are 575 parking spaces at the main Inverness College UHI campus, arranged over three car parks.

  • Car park 1 - Jura (includes space for blue badge holders)
  • Car park 2 - Copper
  • Car park 3 - Granite
  • Plus, 150 covered spaces for bicycles.

There's also an overflow car park off the main roundabout at Inverness Campus for visitors.

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I can't stay for the full week, can I get a partial refund?

I can't stay for the full week, can I get a partial refund?

No, sorry. The full week's accommodation is because we were obliged to book complete weeks to get the best price. There is no obligation to stay the full week, but we love it here and would like people to enjoy the Highlands as well!

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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 copross@uhi.ac.uk if you need to discuss this.