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.

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 - 141


14th May 2024
Experiences of accessing Mental Health Supports in Northern Ireland: Findings from the 2023 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey
Professor Siobhan O’Neill and Dr Nicole Bond

One in 5 adults in Northern Ireland have a probable mental illness.  In addition, our history of conflict here may have contributed to more complex mental health difficulties.  Thus, accessing timely and appropriate mental health supports is vital.  In this seminar, Professor Siobhan O’Neill and Dr Nicole Bond (Office of the Mental Health Champion) highlighted findings from the 2023 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey, exploring public experiences of accessing mental health supports.

The event took place on Tuesday 14 May 2024, 10.30 to 12.00, in the Boardroom at Clifton House, Belfast.

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24th Apr 2024
Is the welfare state worth saving?
Dr Eve Worth (University of Exeter)

The Welfare State is perhaps the biggest social policy success of the post-war generation. 

The ARK Ageing Programme invited Dr. Eve Worth (University of Exeter), author of The Welfare State Generation: Women, Agency and Class in Britain since 1945 to present evidence of the impact of the welfare state on the progress of women as individual agents and important workers in public sector jobs. Her work sheds light on many of the challenges facing today’s generation of students – debt, precarity and the absence of strong ties to reliable institutions of the state.

In this event, we discussed whether the welfare state is worth saving, and what role each generation can play in maintaining social cohesion in a time of insecurity and hyper-individualisation.

 

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31st Jan 2024
Social care in the Four Nations of the UK - between two paradigms
Professor Catherine Needham (University of Birmingham)

In this talk, Professor Catherine Needham (University of Birmingham, School of Social Policy) presented findings from a new book Social Care in the UK’s Four Nations - Between Two Paradigms to explore differences between jurisdictions, and what impact the differences are having. 

Drawing on extensive interviews with national and local policy makers across the UK, the research raises vital questions about the role of ‘standardisation’ and ‘differentiation’ as approaches to solving the social care crisis.

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29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Young people volunteering and civic engagement
Joseph van Matre (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland.

In this presentation, Joseph van Matre (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) used YLT data to explore volunteering and civic engagement amount young people.

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Reflecting on young people's lives 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement
Chris Quinn, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland.

The speakers included the Commissioner for Children and Young People, as well as expert researchers who we have worked with over the last 20 years. They considered what young people's lives in Northern Ireland are like 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement and reflected on the positive contributions young people make to life in Northern Ireland. 

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Good Relations and politics
Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher (Queen's University Belfast)

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland.

Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher (Queen's University) explored YLT data on good relations and politics, alongside data from the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey.  

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Young men, violence and paramilitarism
Colm Walsh (Queen's University Belfast)

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland. 

Colm Walsh (Queen's University) discussed young men, violence and paramilitarism. 

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Education, citizenship and diversity
Una O'Connor Bones (Ulster University).

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland.

Una O'Connor Bones (Ulster University) discussed policy and YLT data in relation to education, citizenship and diversity. 

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Young women and violence experiences and respect
Siobhan McAlister (Queen's University Belfast) and Gail Neill (Ulster University)

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland. 

Siobhan McAlister (Queen's University Belfast) and Gail Neill (Ulster University) highlighted the research exploring the experiences of young women in relation to violence and respect.  

29th Nov 2023
20 years of the Young Life & Times (YLT) survey: Young people’s romantic relationships
Cate McNamee (Queen's University Belfast)

This event on 29 November 2023 celebrated 20 years of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey of 16 year olds.  YLT has covered a wide range of questions concerning young people's lives and it has become one of the main tools to inform policy making on and for young people in Northern Ireland. 

Cate McNamee (Queen's University Belfast) used data from the 2022 Young Life and Times survey to explore young people's romantic relationships.