our Impact / Campus LOKAHI

Building bridges on campus

What makes different groups work together? How do we create a positive student experience? How do we build bridges between student societies and university administration?

Campus Lokahi explored the idea of lokahi (harmony through diversity) on campus through research and action. We launched Campus Lokahi in 2010, working with national initiatives to improve student experience (including the Religious Literacy Leadership Programme and the National Union of Students). Campus Lokahi equipped students and staff to manage diversity with skill and form more robust educational institutions for the benefit of all.

Our work included:

  • supporting the management of multi-faith spaces

  • a professional skills course on managing diversity

  • collaborative events between student societies

  • dialogue and mediation training

Success stories

  • Over 7,000 students and staff attended our events – from innovative campus interfaith events at University of Birmingham and Queen Mary’s, to our ground-breaking faith comedy show Under:Stand:Up at University of Leeds.

  • Over 90 student leaders on 30 campuses used our flashpod training events to generate instant constructive dialogue when critical issues arise.

  • We created and ran an intensive, personal support package for students at staff, delivered with University of Birmingham, Birkbeck College, Heythrop College (UL), King’s College London, University of Leeds, Queen Mary (UL), University of Westminster and University College London