5 - Oct/2016
Welcome to the October Newsletter, the first edition of the new academic year. There is lots happening at ARK in the upcoming months we hope you can join us for some of these exciting events.
PRONI Records from 1987 now available on CAIN
Previously secret records relating to 1987 are now available on the CAIN website
Almost 230 documents have been added to the CAIN website as part of ongoing work between Ulster University and the Public Record Office (PRONI). The newly released material continues to chart developments arising from the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement back in November 1985. For instance the documents offer an insight into the workings of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference as well as the ongoing Unionist campaign against the Agreement. Other issues are also touched upon including fair employment and the Irish Language as well as ongoing political and security matters.
ARK Ageing Programme presents a seminar on Creative Ageing 14 October 2016
The ARK Ageing Programme is pleased to present a seminar on Creative Ageing. The key speaker will be Dominic Campbell who is co-founder and Artistic Director of Creative Aging International. The event will be held at the Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast on Friday 14 October 2016 from 11am to 12.30pm, followed by a light lunch. The event is free but please register in advance by contacting Caroline O'Hare on 028 90973222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can be found here
Sport NI launch a new report 'Young People and Sport in Northern Ireland'
On 15 September Sport NI
launched a new report titled 'Young People and Sport in Northern Ireland'. The report was written by Dirk Schubotz, Katrina Lloyd and Martina McKnight and is based on the data collected by the 2015 YLT Survey
and 2015 KLT Survey
on sport and physical activity. Dirk Schubotz spoke at Sport NI's Sports Development Network meeting in Edenmore Golf Club where the report was launched. This year, Sport NI will continue to work with ARK to explore some of the findings in more detail during focus groups with children and young people. A KESS seminar will take place in Stormont on 14 December 2016 where the key findings of the report will be presented. You can register your place for this KESS seminar by contacting the NI Assembly
Recent and Upcoming ARK training events
ARK works in partnership with specialist providers to provide a wide range of introductory and more advanced research and analysis training courses.
A recent event in partnership with Detail Data was an information session on Attitudes and Knowledge of Dementia. It gave attendees an insight into the attitudes to and knowledge of Dementia in Northern Ireland and provided and overview of the data which supports the research.
Details of all ARK training events, past and future, can be found on the ARK website
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