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ISR Public Event: 25th September 2019

What Makes For Good Youth Engagement?

Stuart Dunne
CEO Youthfocus NW

This event is the latest in the series of ISR’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics.

We are joined by Stuart Dunne, Chief Executive Officer Youthfocus NW and Jess Leigh to discuss youth engagement.  Jess, a young activist working on a number of issues related to youth, will be sharing her interpretation of the impact of youth engagement has had on her life and how involving young people in decision making can support them to become the people that they want to be.  Youth Focus NW is a strategic hub with youth work values at the heart of every piece of work.

This event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.


Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Programme:
5.30pm Registration and Refreshments
6.00pm Event start
7.00pm Networking

Venue:  Room B002, Business School (Building 16 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: closed


STUART DUNNE
Stuart is Chief Executive Officer at Youthfocus NW. He is an experienced participation officer with a Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) qualification in youth and community work.

Stuart has twenty years’ experience of working with children and young people, with a particular interest in working with young people with additional needs and engaging them in youth participation projects. Stuart is academically and professionally experienced in participation and research delivery with hard to reach groups.

Stuart has an MA in Participatory Action Research and is currently completing an MPhil in Citizenship Education and Identity Construction at Manchester Metropolitan University.

JESS LEIGH
Jess is a young activist working on a number of issues related to youth. Jess recently completed her role as Inclusivity Rep on the Youthforia Steering Group and is now planning a future of activism and active involvement.  Furthermore, Jess recently delivered a Ted Talk on the theme Street Harassment 


PREVIOUS EVENTS IN THE ‘GOOD SERIES’:

30th April 2019 
What Makes an Economy Good?
Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
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26th February 2019 
What Makes for Good Childhood Mental Health?
Next in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics, this latest event continues to look at child wellbeing with a focus on mental health. It will be led by Edge Hill University’s Vicki Coppock, Professor of Social Sciences: Childhood Studies and Mental Health.
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28th August 2018
‘What makes a Good Childhood?’
This event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. We last met in Spring 2018 to discuss ‘What Makes a Good University?’ This time we are focusing on childhood and are keen to welcome parents and people who work with children in any capacity.
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28th March 2018
‘What makes a Good University?’
Next in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. Participants were asked to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good university are.
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11th October 2017
‘What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?’ (Part II)
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29th June 2017
‘What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?

The Webb Memorial Trust
This event presents the work of the Webb Memorial Trust and its current project, Social Housing and the Good Society, tackling issues such as poverty and equality in Britain. Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), the Webb Memorial Trust will present the findings of their report and invite participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.
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