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Getting into Parliamentary and Public Affairs: Summary of Panel Event

'Parliament' by Rajan Manickavasagam on Flickr

‘Parliament’ by Rajan Manickavasagam on Flickr

This post, by Careers Consultant Steve Carter, is the fifth post in our mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Panel Event on 11th March 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

The panel consisted of: a prospective MP for the Green Party, a political journalist, a public affairs consultant for a political consultancy and a campaign manager for a mainstream political party. Continue reading

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Careers in International Development: Summary of panel event

This is the fourth post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel event we held on 11thMarch 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

Sector overview

The panel was made up of representatives from LeedsDEC, Maxwell Stamp and a third representing ENDIP and Future Africa.

What is defined as the international development sector will vary depending on who you speak to.  Broadly speaking however, it can be defined as those organisations – be they governmental, non-governmental, charities, public or private sector – whose focus is on Continue reading

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Getting into the charity sector: Summary of panel event

This is the third post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel event we held on 11thMarch 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

What is the charity sector?

This sector is made up of not-for-profit organisations which set out to provide help or support for those in need; to benefit society, specific groups or individuals. The sector may also be referred to as the voluntary, not-for-profit or the third sector.  Note, however, that ‘third sector’ is more of an umbrella term which also encompasses non-governmental organisations, co-operatives, social enterprises and more Continue reading

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How to become a Social Worker: Summary of panel event

This is the second post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Panel event we ran on 11th March 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag either at the bottom of this post or in the tag cloud on the right.

What is social work?

Social work is any work carried out by a qualified person which sets out to support and help people who are suffering in the community.  It aims to contribute towards the safeguarding of vulnerable people, while improving the quality of their lives.  Issues can be around anything including; finance, substance abuse, old age, isolation, mental health, abuse, housing, abandonment and so on.

The panel was made up of representatives from Think Ahead and the University of Leeds’ BA and MA in Social Work programmes, as well as a Leeds alumnus who is a Social Worker working at Wakefield Children’s Services Continue reading

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Youth and Community sector: Panel event summary

On the 11th March 2015 we ran the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel Event. The event brought together representatives from a range of sectors into themed panel sessions to provide insights and advice on the sector.  The sectors covered were; Youth & Communities, Social Work, Charities, Parliament & Public Affairs and International Development.  Over the next few weeks we will be providing a summary of each of these panel sessions on the blog, beginning today with Youth and Communities.

What is the Youth and Communities sector?

This is a broad sector encompassing any organisation supporting youth and communities, whether this is through police work, housing, employment or project work.  Ultimately, these organisations work to make communities safe, promote trust between members and encourage engagement at all levels Continue reading

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