Following an open call by the University of Exeter’s Education Incubator, CaST supported three Engaged Learning projects across 2020–21. Evaluating the experiences of key stakeholders involved has helped us understand what worked well and what the challenges were. In order to help us shape the future of Engaged Learning at Exeter, a workshop was run to bring together three main stakeholder groups from the CaST projects and other Exeter Engaged Learning activities—academics, students, and community organisations—to take a design thinking approach to developing future recommendations. This approach encourages reflection, discussion, and ideation, and uses a holistic multistakeholder approach to create strategies that are based on a robust understanding of the experiences of those involved.
This document describes the process undertaken at the University of
Exeter, and which could be replicated at other institutions.