(Office hours 9.00am-5:00pm)

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Creative Partnerships: University of Essex

October 11, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Creative Partnerships event banner image

The University of Essex is an amazing resource for our creative sector – but do you really know how to get the best out of this relationship?

Find out how to…

  • Access specialist resources and facilities, including amazing VR labs, data analytics and legal advice
  • Get students to help with your project – as researchers, paid interns, workshop participants and more
  • Develop Knowledge Exchange projects
  • Collaborate with the University on research projects that can bring in substantial funding for your organisation.
  • Teach, guest lecture or provide CPD

In this half-day event you will hear from all sides of the University about how you can get involved and collaborate with them – and how you can get real benefits from the university on your doorstep. Over 20 professors and senior academic staff will be at the event, representing all sides of the University.

9.30am – Registration / coffee

10am – Welcome

10.15am – Session 1 – Introduction to what the University can offer across the board, including

  • Areas of expertise
  • Accessing students as research resource / interns / placements, workshopping material with student actors etc
  • ​​Opportunities to teach / guest lecture / CPD events

11.20am – Coffee / networking

11.45am – Session 2 – Creative and cultural collaboration – knowledge exchange, research opportunities, AHRC applications and more.

12.45pm – networking lunch

1.30pm – Session 3: Focus groups on collaborative work OR tour of campus (incl. Lakeside Theatre and Art Exchange) and Innovation Centre

1.55pm – Wrap up remarks / close

Speakers include:

  • Professor Sanja Bahun, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Professor Rosie Klich, Co-Lead, Digital Humanities Hub and Director of Research for East 15
  • Dr Michael Tymkiw, Co-Lead, Digital Humanities Hub and also PHAIS & Centre for Curatorial Studies
  • Stephanie Humphries, Head of Knowledge Exchange
  • …and many more senior faculty and research academics and staff.


October 11, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Creative Colchester
View Organizer Website


Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway
Boundary Road
Colchester, CO4 3ZQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
01206 405 500
View Venue Website

Book a Tour

Join an inspiring community of innovators and entrepreneurs at ICKG.

  • Book a tour of our innovation centre
  • Get more information on sizes, pricing & availability
  • Have your questions answered
  • Secure your choice of office, coworking space or meeting room
Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road Colchester CO4 3ZQ
Your Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.