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Participatory Action Research Programme

The PAR programme provides staff and Post Graduate Researchers from the university with resources and time to develop their skills and confidence to use PAR methods and techniques. The programme also supports people to extend their networks and reflect on their participatory practice whilst completing a short PAR project of their own, with the support of a small grant.  

The PAR programme provides knowledge and skills on: 

  • How to use PAR principles, process or engagement techniques to enhance research  

  • How to navigate the ethics of participatory action research  

  • How to grow and support a team of community researchers  

  • How PAR can maximise research impact   

  • How PAR can be built into research modules 

PAR Retreat at Cranage Hall

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Delivery Team 

  • Associate Professor Nicola Gratton- Programme Lead 
  • Dana Jundi- Programme administration and support 
  • Ryan Fox- Programme support 
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PAR Programme Cohort 1 

PAR retreat

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PAR retreat

PAR retreat

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021