5 - May/2023
Welcome to our May newsletter! We're thrilled to share with you our latest updates and insights. Don't forget to take a moment to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the warm sun and blooming flowers. We sincerely hope you find our newsletter both informative and enjoyable
Launch of 2022 NI Life & Times survey data
The Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey has been recording public attitudes to social and political issues since 1998. Join us on 1 June for a seminar
to mark the launch of the findings of the 2022 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey
. Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher (Queen's University Belfast) will use 25 years of data to identify key points of continuity and change in political attitudes, identities and expectations.
The event will take place on Thursday 1 June, from 2.30-4.00 pm, in the Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast
. Registration and refreshments will be available from 2pm.
1 June also marks the launch of an ARK/Conflict Textiles exhibition
in the McClay Library, Queen's University. The arpilleras reveal, via textile language, key issues on identity and society in Northern Ireland.
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ARK and Conflict Textiles
Demand for integrated education
A new report examining methods for assessing demand for integrated education in Northern Ireland
has been published. The report was authored by Dr Erin Early, Dr Paula Devine, Dr Minchen Liu and Professor Dirk Schubotz, and was funded by the Integrated Education Fund. The report outlined the complexities of assessing demand, and found the methods currently used to measure parental demand for integrated education in Northern Ireland were inadequate. The authors provided recommendations
on how to better capture demand for integrated education and to promote a greater understanding of integrated education.
The report can be found here
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