Subjects: Citizen participation
Collaboration with charity supports real-world learning for students
Students at Northumbria University have gained real-world knowledge and experience from a collaboration with the charity dedicated to preserving Newcastle’s green spaces.
New research is first-ever study on "blended volunteering"
Running projects without international volunteers will not help “decolonise development”, according to new collaborative research by international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Northumbria University.
Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK
Citizens’ rights campaigners working to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK have carried out a tour of the four nations to meet community leaders and emphasise the role EU citizens play in UK life.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
The role of voluntary action in the provision of welfare services to be explored
A project led by Northumbria University has been awarded funds by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to address pressing questions about different narratives surrounding the role of voluntary action in the provision of welfare services.