Students Learning with Communities


Journal Links:

Gateways, International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, is a peer-reviewed open access journal exploring community engaged research. - 


Research for All is a peer-reviewed open access journal that aims to raise the quality of engaged research. Contributors include researchers, policymakers, managers, practitioners, community-based organisations, schools, businesses and the intermediaries who bring these people together.


The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is published by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. - 


The International Journal of Research Service-Learning And Community Engagement is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement and the promotion of effective citizenship through education. -


The Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Teacher Education, sponsored by the service-learning and teacher education SIG of American Educational Research Association (AERA) can be found at


Community Engaged Research, and Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI): 

In 2017, Campus Engage and project partners Irish Research Council launched a new national report and associated Framework for Engaged Research, and Engaged Research Impact Categories. This is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking of doing engaged research, and it can be found here. DIT staff, students and community partners contributed the consultations and development of this report. 

Please click here for useful information and resources which relate to RRI.


Living Knowledge Network:

Students Learning With Communities is part of the European Living Knowledge Network of Science Shops which provides independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society. This website contains lots of useful resources, reports and toolkits related to community-based research and community based learning.


Campus Engage:

An Irish network promoting student engagement with communities, including students learning with communities. This website contains lots of useful resources, reports and toolkits related to community-based research/ community based learning and responsible research and innovation (RRI). In particular see this page for resources for curriculum-based engagement.  


The International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE): 

An international association committed to advancing research on service-learning and community engagement. 


Social Media:


You can follow our tweets and retweets of items relevant to CBL and CBR on our twitter page:


You can also see occasional updates on the Programme's activities on our facebook page:



Talloires Network: 

The Dublin Institute of Technology is a member of the Talloires Network which is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.


University Social Responsibility Alliance (USR): 

The Dublin Institute of Technology is also a member of the USR Alliance. The USR Alliance proposes that social responsibility must become the fundamental basis on which all university teaching is grounded.


The Northern Ireland Science Shop at Queens University:

Queen's University community-based research project (not confined to science subjects).


DIT Library Services:

The digital repository is a service of the Dublin Institute of Technology Library Services, and contains useful articles, publications, and other items by DIT staff, students, and community and industry collaborators, including the outputs of research projects with communities.


Campus Compact:

An international network promoting student engagement with communities, including students learning with communities. To get some very useful project ideas check out their syllabi page which is divided into subject categories.


Trinity College Dublin:

Trinity College Dublin civic engagment webpage.


University of Limerick:

Lots of useful case studies and resources on community-engaged research and learning - see


Dublin City University:

DCU launched DCU in the Community in 2006 following on from their access programme.  For more information please click here.


NUI Galway’s Community Knowledge Initiative:

NUI's website promoting engaged research and learning. 


Learn and Serve America: 

US state body for service-learning – a mine of useful resources. 


Centre for Community-Based Research:

CCBR is a Canadian leader in using community based research to solve social problems.


Society for Participatory Research in Asia:

Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) is an international centre for learning and promotion of participation and democratic governance. Its key initiatives focus on participatory research, citizen-centric development, capacity building, knowledge building and policy advocacy.


The Learning Teaching and Technology Centre at DIT:

DIT's LTTC website has some very useful resources on assessment.


The DIT Careers Service:

Some very useful assistance preparing students to think about their career development and learning goals.