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From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets

Blog 13 January 2023

Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.

Perspectives from the field of citizen science

Blog 13 January 2023

How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?

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.

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