Participation

How Does International Development Work? We Should Make the Effort to Find Out

Matt Daw | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Matt Daw

During a trip to Indonesia in 2012 I asked the staff of our local partner organisation about their experiences of the international effort in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Their work in the region was prompted by the human need created by this event, however they were one of the few international NGOs to stay active in communities in Indonesia after the initial disaster relief effort...

The Debate on Social Mobility Needs a New Focus

Libby Hackett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Hackett

Universities and others should now focus on employment outcomes for graduates as well as getting students into and through their degree. Traditional universities in particular, have not previously thought this part of their role.

Let's Be Members, Not Citizens

Cerith Rhys Jones | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cerith Rhys Jones

Might we be missing the point? Some people in politics like to think of the public as being a collection of individuals, responsible for their own future. Paradoxically, those same people like to tell us, despite what the vast majority of us are feeling, that we're 'all in this together'.

The Bible for Non-Religious People. Part 2: Decisions Are Made by Those Who Show Up

Ben Whitnall | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

You don't consider yourself a Christian - or a religious person in any way, in fact. So why should you read the Bible - surely that's just for people who go to church every Sunday?

Raising the Participation Age Means More Than Just 'Staying in School'

Joy Mercer | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joy Mercer

The aim behind this reform is to make sure no young person is left behind, that they have the skills to go on to employment and live a full life. This week saw Government introduce plans for young people who do not achieve an A*-C grade in maths or English at GCSE to continue to study the subjects post-16.

Muslim, Pakistani, Sportswoman, Leader, Student and Extremely Employable!

Rima Amin | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Rima Amin

How many women rugby players can you name? How many women footballers can you say are influential roles models? Furthermore how many of these women are Asian? They exist, the problem is we are not aware of them.

Deal or No Deal: Why Cyprus Remains Divided

Charles Trew | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Trew

For more than 50 years, the island has been unsettled: with periods of violence in the past, there is a now a kind of 'frozen conflict'. The two main communities on the island live apart and a wall separates Greek Cypriots in the south from Turkish Cypriots in the north. Nicosia remains the only divided capital in the world since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Talk to Us, Not About Us

Caroline Elliot | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Caroline Elliot

This week saw the opening of the 6th Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal with the aspiration of contributing "to the emergence of Africa of the people". Yet it is the people themselves who are all too often absent from such gatherings of the great and the good.