News from the Association

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Youth Council Northern Ireland to be dispanded and work transferred to Education Authority | Friday, December 11, 2015

Northern Ireland Education Minister, John O’Dowd has decided that all youth services funded by the Department of Education will in future be provided through the Education Authority. The  .. Read on.

Lecturer in Youth Work and Community Development at DMU wins pristigious THE award | Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Association is delighted to add its congratulations to one of our members, Dr Momodou Sallah, on his Times Higher Education Award as 'Most Innovative Teacher  .. Read on.

UK European Union Referendum "The most important political decision in our lifetime?" | Saturday, November 21, 2015

I have just returned from the East Midlands European Forum, held on Saturday 21st November 2016 at Nottingham Trent University. The event was organised by the team b .. Read on.

A report on the ongoing Story Telling Project facilitated through In Defence of Youth Work | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Paula Connaughton from the University of Bolton and an Association Secretariat Member, tells us about facilitating 'In Defence of Youth Work (IDYW) Story Tel .. Read on.

New Publication: Socially Just, Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice | Friday, November 13, 2015

Edited by Association members Charlie Cooper, Sinéad Gormally and Gill Hughes Challenging dominant neoliberal discourses about ways of working wit .. Read on.

Youth Impact – Whose Game Are We Playing? | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bethia McNeil, the director for Centre for Youth Impact (, has written an essay published in ‘Shared Measurement – Rethinking Impact’, a short collection of essays disc .. Read on.

New Text by Graham Bright: Youth Work: Histories, Policy and Contexts | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Graham Bright, Association Member, is Senior Lecturer in Education (Children, Young People and Families) and Youth Work at York St John University. He is co-editor with Gill Harrison of Understand .. Read on.

University of Glasgow Recruiting Two Community/Youth Work Education Posts | Monday, September 28, 2015

The University of Glasgow, a subscribing institution of the Association, are recruiting two posts for teaching and research in Community Development and Adult Education (including youth work).  .. Read on.

The Association to host a new Postgraduate Conference on Social Research Methods | Monday, September 07, 2015

Taking place on Saturday 16th January 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University, an advance invitation and a call for contributions is announced for the inaugural TAG:PALYCW Postgraduate Conferen .. Read on.

Kids Company - One of a Kind? Gill Millar's Blog for the Network of Regional Youth Work Units | Friday, August 21, 2015

Gill Millar from Regional Youth Work Unit at Learning South West looks at the impact of Kids Company’s closure and the sudden interest the media currently has in youth services. The s .. Read on.
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