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What people say about the CCU…

A number of our previous students and clients have been kind enough to offer their thoughts about our teaching methods and their overall learning experience with us. We welcome all feedback and offer sincere thanks to all those who have along with our best wishes for the future.


“Working with Creative Communities Unit on Appetite has really helped push our thinking and learn to improve how we think and act on the programme .  CCU has supported the programme to establish a really clear and robust framework for how we collect, share and disseminate data. Their ability and expertise in engaging with a wide range of people has really added value to Appetite.”
 Karl Greenwood, Creative Director for Appetite

“I had a vested interest in Mentoring and needed a course which would teach me about both theory and practical skills needed to be a good mentor. Thank you to Staffordshire University and Louise Rutherford for making the course interesting, relevant to my employment needs and most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a short course which delivers its aim.”
– Janet Booth, 2015, Theory and Practice of Mentoring student

“Children and young people were enthusiastic about our approach.”
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service after adopting the Get Talking approach to develop their Children and Young People’s Strategy

“Creative evaluation [is] eye catching for funders and participants”
– Appetite for Creativity participant

“Within two months of starting the MA, I applied for a new job and breezed through the interview using material I learned on the course.”
– Kenny Aitchinson on the MA Regeneration

“The MA in Community Arts has transformed my practice as a community artist. The teaching of the Creative Communities Unit is genuinely student-centred, imaginative and challenging. It is a brilliant way to acquire community arts skills, without years of wasteful trial and error.”
– Tony Jones on the MA Community Arts

“I have had a number of the participants express their positive feedback and real increased understanding gained from the day.”
– Sharon Clarke, Partners in Action Manager following a series of workshops delivered by the CCU

“What an exceptional day we had. This has been one of the most encouraging, significantly searching and inspiring workshops I’ve been to.”
Christine McDermott, MA Student attending ‘Creating the Change Workshop: Developing a Sustainable Social or Community Enterprise’ Masterclass