The CCRI is involved in the delivery of several short courses, aimed at providing professional development to organisations, community groups and individuals. All these short courses are built upon solid academic and research expertise.

The CCRI undertakes research and teaching on a wide range of issues relating to the rural economy, society, environment and governance in the UK and Europe, emphasising sustainable development, economic regeneration, sustainable environments, local distinctiveness and inclusive participatory processes.  The University of Gloucestershire has a strong track record of delivering business related undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses to people in professional, management and leadership roles.

delgatebannerCourses currently on offer:

‘Commons – management, governance and sustainability’ – online short course series

This series of online short courses was launched in 2015. It focuses on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability. The courses are delivered jointly by the Countryside and Community Research Institute of the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIS-UNAM), in both English and Spanish, under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).

Brief delivery information:

  • Registered students will be able to access the course materials via the internet.
  • There are no special IT requirements in order to be able to access the materials.
  • The courses are targeted at both practitioners and academics working in a wide variety of locations, enabling them to access the course at times most suitable to their individual situation.
  • Participants are provided with access to a wide range of materials on commons, and are able to discuss complex issues with tutors and other participants through on-line discussion.
  • No need to worry about time differences between the UK and your location, on-line discussions are managed over a period of days to allow people around the globe to engage with questions and respond to comments
  • On-line delivery reduces the costs of participation

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