Tag Archives: voluntary sector

Student Volunteering: The Long View

Today marks the start of Student Volunteering Week 2014, an annual celebration in England now supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) and Student Hubs. My new book argues that higher education students have made significant contributions to social change … Continue reading

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Feature: The Influence of Disability Organisations

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For our October feature article, Gareth Millward expands on his paper on how disability organisations have attempted to influence policymaking in Britain since the 1960s, which won the New Researchers Prize at the VAHS’s recent international research conference at the University of Huddersfield. … Continue reading

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Big Society and the ‘new austerity’

Last month the new economics foundation published its report on Surviving Austerity. Since the Coalition took office they have been following the impact of its welfare reforms and public sector cuts in the poorest parts of Birmingham and London, and these … Continue reading

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History, Humanitarianism and Development: New Approaches in Canada

Jill Campbell-Miller, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, writes for us on a recent academic gathering on her side of the pond. In Canada, there is a growing interest in the history of humanitarianism and international development within what … Continue reading

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Credit Unions and the Church of England

Historian Pat Starkey offers some context to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s intervention into the payday loans debate. The initial impact of the archbishop of Canterbury’s attack on payday loan companies and their excessive interest rates has been overshadowed by the … Continue reading

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