Association Conferences 2016 

We are pleased to offer a range of conference opportunities in 2016: 


The Association's 2016 conference programme has been designed to support the continuing professional development needs of our members and to address the current challenges facing the youth and community work sector. The Association, in collaboration with its member's institutions, is hosting eight conferences across the UK and Ireland between January and June, with more planned for Autumn 2016.  


JANUARY 2016: 'Exploring Qualitative Research Methods in Youth and Community Work

Saturday 12th January from 10.30am-4.00pm at Manchester Metropolitan University 

This day conference offers postgraduate students and early career academics/researchers an opportunity to explore a range of critical qualitative social research methodologies across four themes.


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MARCH 2016: 'Shaping the Future: Where now for Youth and Community Work' 

A series of day conferences throughout March 2016 at venues across the UK and Ireland, starting at the University of Huddersfield and ending at Dundalk Institute in Ireland (see list to the right).

This series of consultation events are intended to act as a catalyst for identifying the future shape of youth and community work education; to assess the changing nature of youth and community work practice; and to support the development of youth and community-based services across the UK and Ireland. 


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JUNE 2016: 'Devolved, Diverse and Interdependent: Making Professional Connections'   

The Association's Annual Residential Conference will take place from 22nd to 24th June, 2016

This year's conference will be hosted by colleagues at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. 

The annual residential conference is an opportunity for members and guests to spend an extended time together, to reflect on practice, present research papers and engage in workshops/seminars. This years location will afford the opportunity to engage with the cultural story of Derry and visit youth and community work practice settings. The Annual Conference is also when our Annual General Meeting takes place, members are elected to committee roles and the action plan for 2016-17 is discussed with members.


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