Collaborative PhD opportunity with Bristol Uni & the Network

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naomi.millner@bristol.ac.uk; brendantw@thenetworkbristol.org.uk.
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PhD Opportunity: Postgraduate Residency with ‘the Network’

Researchers from Bristol University and The Network[i] are excited to announce an opportunity to study a PhD and deliver action research and/or engaged arts-based research as part of a four-year community development project in the city of Bristol. We will support an individual with appropriate expertise to apply for full PhD funding, based on a proposal that is co-designed between community partners at the Network, academic supervisors in the relevant discipline, and the applicant. We offer an opportunity to explore academic study while being grounded in an outward-focused, exciting social project, at the same time that we invite the potential applicant to infuse community development with the energy of reflexive critique and emerging scholarship.

Context:

The Network Project is a collaboration between Barton Hill Settlement, Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Somali Resource Centre and St Werburgh’s City Farm. Over the next four years, the project will bring together residents around common causes and ideas, support the creation of community-led networks, and co-develop sustainable solutions to challenges faced by people living in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill.

The broader austerity context marks a challenging time for the most deprived communities within Bristol as vital public services are cut and home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable, especially for those on low incomes[ii]. Meanwhile, depression and suicide amongst youth is at an all time high in the UK[iii] and those in the poorest parts of the city can experience life expectancy 10 years less than other parts of the city[iv]. Forced to save money, City Councils are needing to relinquish public assets such as buildings and green space to the private sector. Using Community Organising and Asset-based methodologies for community development, the Network offers a bottom-up approach to engaging the community, prioritizing those marginalized with new processed of urban gentrification and redevelopment. This approach provides an important opportunity for community members to influence policy and practice as well as for a range of exciting and inspiring activities across the usual social divides.

The Network are seeking a PhD researcher to become a part of their team, so as to bring critical reflection and theoretical innovation to the heart of this experimental social project. We envisage an embedded approach to research, where the proposed researcher will spend some time each week in residence within the organization, while also completing their training at the university and engaging with wider debates in their chosen area. We hope that the collaboration will also lead to shared understandings of how communities are responding to systemic pressures such as austerity, privatization of public space, processes of gentrification and Brexit, as well as what forms of intersectional action might strengthen community capacities. Interest from students wishing to explore an arts-based response (eg. film, performance, visual arts) to these questions is welcomed as well as approaches linked with the social sciences and humanities.

Person specification:

We are looking for a socially-engaged researcher who wishes to deepen their skills in research as well as take part in an outward focused project with a range of diverse communities. Some experience of working with communities or in the third sector is desirable, and good communication skills are essential.

In order to apply for the PhD funding, you will need to have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant area of the humanities or social sciences. If you have not completed modules in the research methods that you propose to use, you may be asked to take extra courses in the first year of your study.

Process:

We invite expressions of interest from individuals who would be interested to co-design a research agenda to explore these themes in the form of a PhD project. If you meet the person specification above, please send us a brief outline (1 - 2 sides of A4) telling us why you would like to pursue this option; what your approach would be; and any relevant experience that you have. You are also welcome to raise questions for us!

We will respond to all expressions of interest. Following informal meetings we will support the most suitable candidate to write a proposal for funding for either the Arts and Humanities Research Council (https://swwdtp.fluidreview.com/) or the Economics and Social Science Research Council (https://www.swdtp.ac.uk/home-page-2/prospectivestudents/). University of Bristol Scholarships are also available if you would be studying as an international student.

Please check your eligibility for these funding schemes prior to expressing your interest.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 18th Dec 2018 at midday and interviews on Thursday 21st December. The deadline for the submission of proposals to the AHRC is the 11th Jan 2018 and/or ESRC is 30th January 2018.

Please send your proposals and CVs to naomi.millner@bristol.ac.uk and brendantw@thenetworkbristol.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Society: A Pathway to Further Study

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understanding-society@bristol.ac.uk
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Understanding Society: A Pathway to Further Study

This course is for anyone interested in making sense of the society that we live in and how social and public policies can make a difference to people's lives.

It's an interactive course, covering a wide range of topics, from social inequalities, to the general election; September 11th to the justice system; protests, the environment, and what it really means to be part of society. The course will draw on participants' and tutors' experiences, social and conventional media, research projects, and a wide range of other sources, to inform our debate and discussions in class. There will also be opportunities to develop your study skills – including note-taking, essay writing and participating in discussion.

One evening per week from Wednesday 4th October 2017.

To find out more and download an application form: www.bris.ac.uk/sps/study/part-time

FFI: understanding-society@bristol.ac.uk

The course is offered by the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol

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Riders wanted for Orchid Nightrider 2017

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events@orchid-cancer.org.uk
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0203 745 7310
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Orchid is a male cancer charity that supports men that have been diagnosed with testicular, penile and prostate cancer. We have a limited number of charity places in Nightrider Bristol on 1st July 2017 available on offer for £10 (saving an amazing £29 off of the current registration fee of £39!)

The sun is shining, the sky is blue so it's time to get your bike out, get fit, have fun and help us make a difference. Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night and a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish.

Find out more at https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/challenge-events/nightrider

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10 Week Course Changing Times & Evolving Cultures

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kaurservices@hotmail.com
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07480943378
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CHANGING TIMES & EVOLVING CULTURES
A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
·       Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices
·       Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives
·       Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM)
·       Working with refugees and asylum seekers
·       Gender and Sexuality
·       Diversity within Islam
·       Mental health in the context of cultural difference

Each morning will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR:

Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, individuals from the third sector, teachers, medical professionals, those working in the care industry, and anyone interested in the above topics.

 THE COURSE WILL OFFER YOU:

·       The opportunity for personal development and increasing self-awareness in the context of cultural difference.
·       The ability to respond more sensitively to a diverse client base by learning key listening and counselling skills within a Humanistic therapeutic framework
·       A development of multi-cultural competences which will help you to accommodate diversity in the working and personal environment.

TIME AND DATE:

This is a 10 week course that will run on a Friday morning: 10.00am – 1.00pm, from 20th Jan – 24th March 2017.

VENUE:

Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX. http://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/
There is plenty of on-street parking in the roads around the Settlement.
Light refreshments will be available.

COSTS:
The course costs £275 per person, a £50 deposit is required to secure your place.
Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability.  There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

TO APPLY :

Please contact me on the details below:
kaurservices@hotmail.com or phone on 07480943378.

Ounkar Kaur
MSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). UKRCP Reg. Ind. Practitioner.
Ounkar is currently a consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. She worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). She has a small private practice in Bristol and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.

LouAnne is in private practice in Bristol.  She has facilitated workshops on racism issues with both a UKCP committee and with a small community group. She has had a very diverse history, having lived on 5 different continents before the age of 20.  She is especially keen to work with issues of 'difference' in more depth and interested in co-facilitating this course and gain further understanding.

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Taster session for 10 week course- changing times and evolving cultures

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Email: 
kaurservices@hotmail.com
Phone: 
07480943379
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CHANGING TIMES & EVOLVING CULTURES
A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
·  Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices
·  Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives
·  Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM)
·  Working with refugees and asylum seekers
·  Gender and Sexuality
·  Diversity within Islam
·  Mental health in the context of cultural difference
Each morning will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR:
Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, individuals from the third sector, teachers, medical professionals, those working in the care industry, and anyone interested in the above topics.

THE COURSE WILL OFFER YOU:
•      The opportunity for personal development and increasing self-awareness in the context of cultural difference.
•      The ability to respond more sensitively to a diverse client base by learning key listening and counselling skills within a Humanistic therapeutic framework.
•      A development of multi-cultural competences which will help you to accommodate diversity in the working and personal environment.

TIME AND DATE:
This is a 10 week course that will run on a Friday morning:
10.00am – 1.00pm, from 20th Jan – 24th March 2017.
 

VENUE:

Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX. http://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/
There is plenty of on-street parking in the roads around the Settlement.
Light refreshments will be available.

COSTS:
The course costs £275 per person, a £50 deposit is required to secure your place.
Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability.  There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

TO APPLY :
Please contact me on the details below:
kaurservices@hotmail.com or phone on 07480943378.

Ounkar Kaur
MSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). UKRCP Reg. Ind. Practitioner.
Ounkar is currently a consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. She worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). She has a small private practice in Bristol and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.

LouAnne Lachman, MBACP (Accred).
LouAnne is in private practice in Bristol.  She has facilitated workshops on racism issues with both a UKCP committee and with a small community group. She has had a very diverse history, having lived on 5 different continents before the age of 20.  She is especially keen to work with issues of 'difference' in more depth and interested in co-facilitating this course and gain further understanding.

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The Trinity Centre Community Consultation 2016

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ruthramsay@ymail.com
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The Trinity Centre

Community Consultation 2016

Trinity Community Arts is a registered charity based at The Trinity Centre. We empower communities through the arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape culture in Bristol.

We are currently carrying out a community consultation to find out what people want from the venue and what can be done better to serve the community. The feedback will also help to inform the activity plan for the 2017 Learning and Participation Programme.

There are 3 ways you can help us:

·         1)  Complete an online survey, accessible via the Trinity Centre website:  www.3ca.org.uk  or via this link https://goo.gl/forms/MfGuEFYoAueuCv432

·         2) Attend a focus group at The Trinity Centre:

        - Meeting for current centre users:

        Tue 8th Nov, 5pm–8.30pm

        - Open public meeting (2 sessions):

        Wed 9th Nov 10.30am–1pm and 2pm–6.30pm

        *Light refreshments will be available.

·         3) Email your views/feedback directly to Ruth Ramsay:    ruthramsay@ymail.com

To say thank you for your participation, we will offer you the chance to win a pair of gig/event tickets in a prize draw. Please feel free to pass the online survey link to your contacts so everyone has a voice in shaping the community.

    Trinity Community Arts (TCA) is a Registered Charity no.1144770, Limited Company no.4377

The Trinity Centre

Community Consultation 2016

 

Trinity Community Arts is a registered charity based at The Trinity Centre. We empower communities through the arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape culture in Bristol.

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Intervenor training with Sense

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jackie.bishop@sense.org.uk
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Are you (or do you know of) a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Staff, Health Care Worker, Social Care Worker or someone who is employed to work on a 1:1 basis with a person who is deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired or who has multi-sensory impairment ? 

Yes?  Then enrol in Sense’s 5-day Intervenor course which has been specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to carry out your role.

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

You will receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the five day course and can then be classed as a Trained Intervenor eligible to join the National Organisation of Intervenors and attend annual NOI Network days.  This course meets the requirements of the Intervenor Standards issued by NatSIP and the DfE.

Course dates: Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th, Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th November 2016

  

Course times:  9 to 4

Course venue: The Sense Woodside Family Centre, Kingswood Foundation Estate, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol  BS15 8DB

For more details, course fees and to book a place please go to:

www.sense.org.uk/content/intervenor-training-five-day-course

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CPD Opportunity for 10 week course. Changing Times and Evolving Cultures

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Email: 
kaurservices@hotmail.com
Phone: 
07480 943378
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 CHANGING TIMES & EVOLVING CULTURES

A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
·  Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices
·  Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives
·  Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM)
·  Working with refugees and asylum seekers
·  Gender and Sexuality
·  Diversity within Islam
·  Mental health in the context of cultural difference
Each morning will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR:
Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, individuals from the third sector, teachers, medical professionals, those working in the care industry, and anyone interested in the above topics.

THE COURSE WILL OFFER YOU:
•      The opportunity for personal development and increasing self-awareness in the context of cultural difference.
•      The ability to respond more sensitively to a diverse client base by learning key listening and counselling skills within a Humanistic therapeutic framework.
•      A development of multi-cultural competences which will help you to accommodate diversity in the working and personal environment.

TIME AND DATE:
This is a 10 week course that will run on a Friday morning:
10.00am – 1.00pm, from 20th Jan – 24th March 2017.

VENUE:
Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX.
http://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/
There is plenty of on-street parking in the roads around the Settlement.
Light refreshments will be available.

COSTS:
The course costs £275 per person, a £50 deposit is required to secure your place.
Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability.  There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

TO APPLY :
Please contact me on the details below:
kaurservices@hotmail.com or phone on 07480943378.

Ounkar Kaur
MSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). UKRCP Reg. Ind. Practitioner.
Ounkar is currently a consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. She worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). She has a small private practice in Bristol and Bath and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.

LouAnne Lachman, MBACP (Accred).
LouAnne is in private practice in Bristol.  She has facilitated workshops on racism issues with both a UKCP committee and with a small community group. She has had a very diverse history, having lived on 5 different continents before the age of 20.  She is especially keen to work with issues of 'difference' in more depth and interested in co-facilitating this course and gain further understanding.

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Tesco Bags of Help - Invitation for grant applications

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rebecca.herringshaw@groundwork.org.uk
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In order to give Tesco customers a more frequent say on where their money goes, as of today the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme will now be permanently open for applications from community groups!

Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces. Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote, three projects in each of the 200 Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K.

 

For further information and to apply for funding, please follow this link:

 

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Smokefree Champion Training

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info@smokefreebristol.com
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0117 922 2255
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Workplace Smokefree Champion Training

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 11.00am to 12.30pm

St Annes House, St Anne's Road, St Anne's, BS4 4AB.

Champions are not clinical experts but are good with people and are trained to have informal but informed chats about going smokefree. Workplaces wanting to help their staff to switch to vaping and stop smoking tobacco may find a Smokefree Champion helpful. Training and ongoing support will enable them to talk to people thinking about quitting, bust myths about smoking and vaping and signpost to sources of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy and specialist support which can quadruple their chances of quitting. The training includes a briefing about how tobacco addiction works, products that can help people come off tobacco, how to refer to support to stop services and how to get and use free promotional materials to support No Smoking Day, Stoptober and other Smokefree campaigns.

For more information or to book contact smokefreebristol@bristol.gov.uk

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