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Calderdale Council collaborates with local universities

Calderdale Council has trialled a new partnership project with the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds. It offered a variety of research project ideas for final year masters or PhD students, mainly using open data on Calderdale Dataworks. Subjects included topical matters such as reablement and home adaptations which help people to stay in their own homes and remain independent; children’s centres and their impact on pupil achievement; children looked after and strategies to improve the service; Council sports services and how to keep these competitive; empty properties and how to bring these back into use.

The Council has benefited from the students’ insight, while the collaboration has increased students’ knowledge, providing them with professional experiences and transferable skills.

For more details on the projects see Partnership project with the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds.