Posts tagged: communities

It’s my life: Staying in control. A school-based intervention to improve wellbeing and promote healthy attitudes towards alcohol

Researchers often use school Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) classes to test new ways of engaging young people with health-related issues such as alcohol. It is important that good quality research is carried out in order to work out what approaches work to influence young people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. This workshop will describe how […]


‘Seeing from the South’ an exchange with South-African shelter activists

“We are poor, but we are not hopeless. We know what we are doing”.  This is Alinah Mofokeng, one of three activists from the South African alliance of community organizations and support NGOs affiliated to Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who came to visit Manchester last month. The three came to explain their approaches […]


Creative Writing Lecturer invited to meet Minister for Disabled People

Dr Ursula Hurley, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, recently visited Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, at the Department for Work and Pensions. Ursula was invited to meet the Minister to update him on her AHRC Connected Communities project, ‘In The Making’, which explores digital fabrication and its potential to improve the lives of […]