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The Volunteer University Revisited – #WeAreTheUniversity – meeting at Exeter

Spirit of '18

Just before the dawn of the new academic year, we - academics, students and staff - will join together to reflect on the legacy and potential of the collective action we began in March 2018. Many of us will recall the Volunteer University established to provide 'time', 'space' and 'coffee', so that we, the university, could meet off campus and discuss a range of issues with each other and the wider community.

These included critical discussions relating to higher education policies affecting us today, and also involved a 'pop-up academy' of the Humanities to highlight new ways of thinking about discourses, power and our potential to construct our own futures. Indeed, new forms of interdisciplinarity, community and civic engagement came into view this spring.

Join us Saturday 22 September as we recover this "Spirit of March '18", reclaim this power and work toward establishing the Volunteer University in Exeter and beyond.

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