7 - Sep/2018
Welcome to the September edition of the ARK Newsletter. As the new academic term starts, now is the time to remind students and teachers about all the invaluable resources available on our website. However, ARK is much more than our website! This newsletter highlights some of the public engagement activities that the ARK team is involved in.
ARK: an essential resource for teaching and learning
Are you a student at secondary, higher or further education? Are you a teacher or lecturer of a subject focusing on life in Northern Ireland (eg social sciences, history, politics, psychology)? Are you looking for datasets that you can use for quantiative methods courses? Then look no further!
ARK is an essential resource for teaching and learning. Our Teaching and Learning Resources
page highlights our student newsletter
, teaching datasets and tutorials for schools and youth organisations. And of course, all the other information on the ARK site will be invaluable too, such as surveys
, election results
, and publications
Find out more
The latest T:BUC (Together: Building a United Community) Engagement Forum
took place in Lisburn on 18 September 2018, and focused on young people.
YLT Director Dirk Schubotz delivered the key note speech, reporting on latest findings of the Young Life and Times (YLT) survey
. The workshops at the Forum focused on young people's attitudes to good relations and minority ethnic groups; respect; and participation in cross-community projects, including T:BUC camps.
Since it began in 2003, YLT has collected data on all these issues. The latest YLT findings can be viewed on the YLT website
COMING SOON: Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring report 5
Reel Life Data film competition
ARK's Reel Life Data competition asked film makers to produce a short film based on findings from the 2013 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey data on attitudes to LGBT issues
. We were very impressed by the different ways in which the filmmakers interpreted the survey data. Thank you to everyone who took part.
On 5 September, we held an event in the Queen's University Film Studio to celebrate the films and film makers, and two of the films are now available to view online
Find out more
Our latest publications include:
ARK produces a range of publications, including Research Updates and fact sheets. Most of these are available online. For a full list of publications, as well as links, visit our Publications
Save the date! Young people and volunteering
ARK is Northern Ireland's social policy hub. Established in 2000 by researchers at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, its primary goal is to increase the accessibility and use of academic data and research. Most of our dissemination is via our website at www.ark.ac.uk
, which is divided into four main areas:
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