New CiviCast

Welcome to CiviCast, where ideas ignite and perspectives converge.

CiviCast is the home for commentary, opinion and debate on the issues that matter to everyone involved in the civic university movement in the UK and across the globe.

CiviCast episodes focus on a broad range of voices and topics from across the Higher Education sector and beyond, and our accompanying Debate Stage provides a blog platform for insights, ideas and opinions to be shared.

Have something to say? Get in touch to contribute your views!

Welcome to CiviCast: our new regular series of podcasts and blog posts, amplifying the voices shaping the future of civic universities and the places they call home.

CiviCast is the platform for a range of opinions, views and commentary on the UK’s civic university movement, designed to spark dialogues that illuminate the contribution that universities and other anchor institutions can make to the places they call home, and debate solutions to the challenges they face on their journey. Whether you prefer to read our blog or listen to our podcasts, we invite you to join the conversation. 

Do you have a civic story to tell, or an idea to maximise the impact of place-based collaboration? Get in touch to contribute to this new series!

Adam Leach, NCIA Programme Director


A new and regular series of podcasts from the National Civic Impact Accelerator, available wherever you get your podcasts!

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CiviCast Debate Stage

Blogs and opinion from a range of voices across the civic university movement:

Engaged universities and intelligent city/regions

June 12, 2024|

In recent years, universities in Europe, North America and Australasia have begun to engage more effectively and collaboratively with local partners in the cities and regions in which they are located. Larger and more ...

Tackling the loss of trust in the HE sector

June 10, 2024|

How universities can rebuild trust with their local communities, and the wider public, by becoming members of civic alliances “Everyone hates us!” he said. I had just come to the end of a meeting ...