ARK Research Seminar Videos


Below is a listing of all the ARK research seminars that have been recorded for online viewing since 2004. Included are any documentation and press releases associated with each seminar where applicable. However, if you require hard copy versions of these documents, please contact us by phone (+44 (0) 2871 375513) or send an email to our secretary.

All work that refers to an ARK Research Update should acknowledge it using the appropriate bibliographic citation. For example:

Lloyd, Katrina and Devine, Paula, 2006, To stay or not to stay: that is the question, ARK Research Update 45, Belfast: ARK <http://www.ark.ac.uk/publications/updates/update45.pdf >

There are over 100 ARK Research Seminar Videos with associated documents. You can the search facility below with keywords or names to help find the ARK Research Seminars you are interested in.

Total number of items - 118


13th May 2015
Launch of 2014 YLT and KLT Surveys: Autism and Rights
Koualla Yiasouma (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People),

Launch of the 2014 Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT) surveys

2014 Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT) surveys were published at an event at Queen’s University Belfast.

The two annual surveys are undertaken by ARK, a joint initiative by Queen’s University and Ulster University. The surveys aim to give insights into the lives of children and young people across Northern Ireland at important life stages, namely when they have reached the end of their primary school education (KLT) and when they are 16 years old (YLT).

The launch event focused on autism and rights and was addressed by Koualla Yiasouma, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

This Seminar was presented on 12 May 2015 At Queens University, Belfast

13th May 2015
Children and Young Peoples awareness knowledge, and attitudes towards Autism in N. Ireland.
Karola Dillenburger, Lynne McKerr & Julie-Ann Jordan

ARK Seminar Series 2015/16 

Launch of 2014 Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT).

2014 Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT) surveys were published at an event at Queen’s University Belfast.

This seminar focuses on 'Children and young people’s awareness, knowledge, and attitudes towards autism in Northern Ireland'.

This Seminar was presented on 12 May 2015 at Queens University, Belfast.

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22nd Apr 2015
Representing Age
Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent)

ARK Ageing Programme.

Representing Age

This event marked the launch of a branch of the British Society of Gerontology in Northern Ireland (BSGNI). The aim of the society is to increase awareness of social gerontology, and to develop a vibrant, cross sector, social gerontology research network within Northern Ireland.

This Seminar was presented on 22 April 2015 in the Arts Council, 77 Malone Road, Belfast

05th Feb 2015
LGB adults in residential care environments in Wales
Paul Willis - (Swansea University)

ARK Ageing Programme.

There could be someone in here that's gay...?:

The Provision of Inclusive services to older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Adults in Residential Care Environments in Wales.

In this seminar, Paul Willis (Swansea University) discusses his recent research on LGB adults in residential care environments in Wales.

The seminar took place on the 5 Feb 2015 at 2.30pm in the Old Staff Common Room, Queens University.

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12th Jun 2014
Flying the Flag: An update on attitudes to markers of identity in public space
Grainne Kelly (University of Ulster) followed by a response from Peter Osbourne(CRC)

2013 NILT Survey - Preview of Results Seminar

To mark the launch of the 2013 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey, Gráinne Kelly gave a short presentation of some of the survey results on the theme of Flying the Flag: An update on attitudes to markers of identity in public space.

Peter Osborne, chair of the Community Relations Council (CRC), will respond.

This Seminar was presented at Queen's University Belfast on 12th June 2014.

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16th May 2014
Preview of the 2013 Young Life & Times survey results
Dirk Schubotz and Paula Devine

Preview of the 2013 Young Life & Times survey results

Every year, ARK offers policy makers, researchers and anyone concerned with young people's issues the opportunity to get an overview of the key results of the most recent YLT survey, before the full survey results are being released to the general public.

The 2013 YLT survey focused on questions on mental health (including self-harm) and community relations. We will also launch the newest YLT book, celebrating 10 years of the YLT survey.

This Seminar was presented at Queens University Belfast on 16th May 2014.

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24th Feb 2014
Queering the Family: Attitudes towards Lesbian and Gay Relationships and Families in Northern Ireland
Siobhán McAlister, Nicola Carr and Gail Neill

ARK Seminars 2014/15

This seminar will report on 2012 NILT data relating to attitudes towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Given recent policy debates and legislative moves regarding 'gay marriage' and same-sex adoption it will focus specifically on attitudes towards lesbian and gay family and relationships. In so doing, it will consider public attitudes within the context of broader discourses that often underpin policy discussions on 'the family'.

  • Nicola Carr is a lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queens University Belfast.
  • Siobhán McAlister is a lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queens University Belfast.
  • Gail Neill is a freelance Youth Worker and Trainer. Over the last 10 years she has worked on LGB youth projects within YouthAction Northern Ireland.

This Seminar was presented at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, on 25th Feb 2014.

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28th Jan 2014
Sexual risks experienced by 16-year olds. Using research evidence to influence policy and practice.
Dirk Schubotz and Meabh Bermingham.

ARK Seminar 2014

This seminar shows how data from ARK's Young Life and Times (YLT) survey on sexual grooming and exploitation of young people informed a participatory Knowledge Exchange project with the aim of influencing policy and practice in this field. The seminar will be presented by Dirk Schubotz (ARK), along with a participant of the project.

This Seminar was presented at NICVA in Belfast on 28th February 2014.

19th Jun 2013
What next? Public attitudes to the long term future for Northern Ireland
Duncan Morrow (UU) and Rick Wilford (QUB)

ARK Seminars: 2013/14

Launch of the 2012 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey data on Political attitudes

This seminar will mark the launch of the 2012 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey data on Political attitudes. In particular the seminar will examine public attitudes towards the long term future for Northern Ireland and how these attitudes have changed over time. The 2012 survey results will be analysed and presented by Dr Morrow. Professor Wilford will respond and discuss the findings in the light of the current political situation.

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04th Jun 2013
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Public awareness and attitudes
Karola Dillenburger, Julie-Ann Jordan and Lyn McKerr

Autism Awareness and Attitudes:
Launch of 2012 Life and Times results

Karola Dillenburger, Julie-Ann Jordan and Lynne McKerr (School of Education, Queens University Belfast) will use 2012 NILT data to explore knowledge and public attitudes to the social, employment, educational and housing issues facing people with autism, as well as highlighting personal experiences.

This Seminar was presented at Queen's University Belfast on 4th June 2013.

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