Place-based learning network - RSA

Join our place-based learning network

Join our network to share and celebrate insights from learning practitioners across the UK and the globe.

Reasons to join

Our place-based learning network is free to join, and lets you:

  • build a collaborative network with a diverse community of practitioners
  • share your innovations and challenges
  • shape the landscape of place-based learning in the UK
  • partner or apply for funded innovation and research programmes.

Our network is growing each month, with 190 members having joined so far.

Guest speakers

Speakers who recently spoke to our network members include:

  • Mo Wang, Programme Specialist at UNESCO Insitute for Lifelong Learning.
  • Helen O'Donnell, CEO at Children's University.


Joining is open to anyone, including individuals, organisations and local authorities.

To get the most from our network, you'll:

  • have an entrepreneurial, open and collaborative mindset
  • champion innovative place-based practice
  • contribute as often as you can, with no formal commitment needed.

Join our network

To join our place-based learning network, complete our sign up form.

When you join you’ll get:

  • regular newsletters that share network updates, stories and resources
  • a bank of open resources, including research, case studies and tools from the RSA and partners
  • the opportunity to attend regular events, talks and workshops.

Other ways to get involved

Create digital badges and learning pathways

Help learners articulate the skills, knowledge and experience they develop through your activities.

Build a place-based programme

Access support to solve labour market challenges, upskilling and matching talent to jobs in your area. We help our partners drive social change for the public good.

Fund Cities of Learning

Boost the UK’s learning and development ecosystem by funding Cities of Learning.