Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

We collaborate with the public, business and charity sectors

We collaborate especially around research related initiatives that help make a difference to the communities with whom we work in Latin America and the Caribbean.

We've built up strong links with a range of:

  • Non Government Organisations (NGOs)
  • charities
  • foundations
  • special interest groups

Such links are often the basis of long term research collaborations, including PhD work. 

Links with UK organisations

Some of our current links with UK based organisations working in the CLACS region include:

Impact in the community

We also seek to make a difference in our Newcastle University, North East regional and wider UK communities. This includes staff and student engagement in the iconic VAMOS festival.

We support alumni and student-led initiatives such as the Real Translation Project.

We work with Colombian human rights lawyers, and the activities of the International Development Society. 

Research Excellence Framework

Newcastle University profiled research by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) researchers in the Impact Case Studies that it submitted to the Higher Education funding Council Research Excellence framework.

This national research monitoring exercise seeks to identify how research can have an impact on our wider society in a range of ways and contexts.

The CLACS work used as Impact Case Studies ranged from:

  • water pollution
  • management and politics in Latin America
  • the role of choral-orchestral composition in a major music-educational project in Bolivia

This indicates the thematic diversity of CLACS research.

Impact Case Studies summaries