Where now for Youth and Community Work? Friday 11 March, 2016

University of Glasgow
School of Education
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH
United Kingdom
Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

Seminar Series: 

A UK and Ireland consultation on the future shape of Youth and Community Work education, practice and sector development: 9.45 – 4.30 March 11, 2016, University of Glasgow School of Education, St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street, G3 6NH.

What is the purpose of these events? To facilitate a UK and Ireland wide discussion on the direction of travel in youth and community work education, practice and service delivery with a view to collating evidence for supporting developments in and across the sector.

Who are the events aimed at? The events are designed to draw together:

  1. Members of the Association interested in the changing shape of youth and community work education
  2. Youth and Community Work students and practitioners concerned with the evolution of the profession
  3. Sector agency leaders and representatives with an interest in emerging services and collaborations.

How much will it cost to attend? There are three booking rates for these events:

  • £10.00 for students and voluntary workers
  • £15.00 for Members of the Association
  • £25.00 for all other attendees

The booking price covers all food and refreshments on the day, the venue and a consultation pack. However, we don't want anyone to be prohibited from attending these events and bursaries are available. Contact us at the Association email address for more information about bursaries via [email protected]

How do I book? Bookings are made through our Eventbrite pages. Search Eventbrite for ‘Shaping the Future’; or visit the conference page on our website for links to booking pages at www.tagpalycw.org


SHAPING the FUTURE: Where Now for Youth and Community Work?

What are the anticipated outcomes of these events? It is intended that data and evidence will be gathered from all six events to inform a UK wide report on the future shaping of youth and community work education, practice and its agency. This will be used to talk with policy makers, to publicise the role of the sector and support a new generation of professionally informed youth and community workers.

What will be happening at these events*? Each event will follow a similar format that allows for the gathering of data and evidence around common themes and thorough similar activities, with a distinctly regional emphasis/stream running at each venue. The programme* for the event is detailed below:


*Estimated times


Registrations and Refreshments (with access to agency stands and resources)


Welcome and Key Notes

Key Note 1: A UK Wide Introduction to 'Where now for Youth & Community work?'

Key Note 2: A Regional Perspective on the role of Youth & Community work.


Transition to Seminar Streams


Stream 1: What needs to change in Youth & Community Work Education?

Stream 2: What does it mean to be a Youth & Community Worker today?

Stream 3: What are emerging as Youth & Community Services in this region?

Stream 4: A particular regional theme/emphasis where this is relevant


Buffet Lunch (with access to agency stands and resources)


Seminar Streams Continued:

With the option to swap streams and contribute to an ongoing discussion.


Afternoon Refreshments (with access to agency stands and resources)


Plenary Panel Question Time and Closing Remarks/Next Steps

Chaired discussion that pulls the threads together from the day.


Close: Access to agency stands and resources to remain open to 5.00pm


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Discussion topics: