News from the Association

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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.

Reclaiming Language: Charlee Bewsher’s blog from Youth Work Unit – Yorkshire and Humber. | Monday, July 20, 2015

Character Education is the new buzz phrase coming from the Department of Education. It means ‘Educating for the development of character’ through ‘non-formal learning activities; activities that c .. Read on.

Two Funded PhD Studentships Available at Sheffield Hallam University, Closing Date 31st July. | Monday, July 06, 2015

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships through the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. The studentships are for three years, s .. Read on.

Lost in translation? How epistemology and ontology drives methodology! | Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In delivering an input to the Centre for Youth Impact's Gathering on 30th June on the theme of "The Big Questions: future casting and setting parameters", I decided to add a morsel of academic pra .. Read on.

One Hundred Years of Youth and Community Work Education: A Celebration Planned for 8th October, 2015 | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday 8th October witnesses the centenary of the opening session of the United Kingdom’s first full-time professional youth work training course. Organised by the National Organisation of Girls .. Read on.

Head of Youth and Community Work at Leeds Beckett University Receives National Recognition | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alan Smith, prominent member of the Association and Leeds Beckett University academic, has been awarded one of 55 ‘National Teaching Fellowships’ (NTF) in this year’s Fellowship scheme by the High .. Read on.

Nottingham Trent University Expands Youth Studies Team | Monday, June 01, 2015

The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University are expanding their Youth Studies team. The team is led by Dr Jason Pandya-Wood, Head of Sociology and Reader in Social Policy, a .. Read on.

Where Now for Youth and Community Work? | Friday, May 15, 2015

This time last week I was waking up to the news that the Conservative party had ‘won’ the general election with a majority of at least 1 seat (and by early afternoon this was extended to 6 seats). .. Read on.

​New Publication: Youth work and faith: Debates, delights and dilemmas | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Youth and Policy ( are delighted to announce this new publication edited by Mark K. Smith, Naomi Stanton and Tom Wylie. We are able to offer copies of the book at a  .. Read on.
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