Engaged Research for an Engaged Community
IT Sligo and Sligo Public Participation Network (PPN) have collaborated on a project to establish a platform to highlight and respond to issues that have a collective concern to local communities. The overall aim of the project is to strengthen communication and relationships between IT Sligo staff/students and groups who are working on behalf of the local community. We hope to use some of the specific knowledge and expertise that IT Sligo holds to both help and support groups to find solutions to relevant issues.
If you have an issue you would like addressed, please follow the below link. Let us know about the problem your sector is facing and how IT Sligo and the PPN might be able to help. All issues raised will be reviewed on a monthly basis. We commit to making contact with groups within 8 weeks of the review outlining suggestions for how this issue might be explored.
Possible ways we might be able to respond include one to one advice from the PPN or a response to your issue incorporated into their annual work plan, establishing links with relevant IT Sligo staff to develop projects around the issues you have raised, engagement with research groups to find out more about a specific issue that might help your cause or, by incorporating what you have highlighted into participation in final year projects. IT Sligo and the PPN will not be able to solve all the issues raised but, where we are not in a position to respond directly, we will work together to try and find the best alternative route to have your issues listened to.
This is the first of its kind collaboration in Ireland and we want to encourage the community sector to connect with us. We want to use the combined resources of IT Sligo and the PPN to support you in overcoming local challenges and to support local communities.