Institute for Community Studies
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Citizen science, health research, and the fight against Covid-19
Blog 13 January 2023
Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘Speaking truth to power’
Blog 3 January 2023
Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement.
The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings
Publication 19 December 2022
Emerging findings from our youth-led programme, inspiring engagement in social action, community activism and democratic participation across the UK.
‘Let’s seize the optimism of this moment’
Blog 5 December 2022
Advisory Board member Page Nyame-Satterthwaite reflects on her recent visit to Parliament to discuss the youth-led Civic Journey programme.
Webinar: Looking back, moving forward: how to fund and support community businesses
Blog 29 November 2022
This panel event explored what we have learned about supporting community businesses.
New project will ‘support people of all faiths and circumstances’
News 25 October 2022
Project to develop a Group Theory of Change supports CUF’s broader ambition to understand ‘what works’ for hyperlocal faith-based social action.
£3.7m award will support universities to maximise their local impact
Blog 30 September 2022
An ambitious, three-year programme will support universities to maximise their local social and economic impact.
Civic Journey documentaries
Blog 28 September 2022
Join us at locations around the UK, where we’re screening short films made by young people exploring their civic journey At the Institute for Community Studies, we have been working across the UK to support young people aged 16 to
Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast
Blog 27 September 2022
Emily Morrison discusses new research from Institute for Community Studies on the Third Sector podcast.
Talking transitions: the road to net zero
Blog 22 September 2022
This short film hears from members of the public, to gain a greater understanding of their concerns, and find out just how much – or how little – people understand about the challenge we face on the road to net zero.
Navigating the ‘postcode lottery’ of volunteering opportunities
Blog 15 September 2022
Lack of opportunity, patchy citizenship education, and an outdated view of why young people engage hinder volunteering, finds a new report.
Research Digest: What can quantitative approaches learn from The Beatles?
Blog 22 August 2022
I’ve written before about the growing use of more rigorous quantitative approaches to community and third sector research. A great example is the way the School for Social Entrepreneurs used control cohorts to evaluate its pioneering Match Trading programme. By doing
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