Wednesday, 23 February 2011

TSRC Events Update


Conferences and Workshops

Researching the third sector through time: methods, ethics and insights

9th March 10.00am-5.00pm, University of Leeds

There is a growing interest in the use of qualitative longitudinal and life history methods in third sector research. This one day event, hosted by the Timescapes Initiative and supported by TSRC, will enable participants to share methodological and ethical issues.

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The equality impact of 'Big Society'

17th - 18th March, Middlesex University The government’s Spending Review and 'Big Society’ agenda is expected to radically modify the ways in which the needs of ‘equality groups’ are addressed. This two-day Knowledge Exchange event will discuss the 'equality impact' of policy change, and the challenges and opportunities it presents to service providers.

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Rethinking research workshops

4 April 2011, London

This event aims to help small and medium size voluntary and community groups make better use of research. Workshops will be held by TSRC, SRA, NCVO, NCRM, ARVAC and Ipsos MORI. Participants will have a choice of sessions, which will help them build research skills, improve data gathering, find and commission research and use research in practice.

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The impact of evaluations in the third sector

5th April 2011, London

How does evaluation and impact measurement affect voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises? Does it benefit their users, increase their legitimacy or fundamentally change the way they work?

Organisations in the sector are under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their added value. This conference is a chance for participants to have an in-depth discussion about what evaluation means for the sector. Academic research will be presented with responses by leading practitioners in the field. The conference will be chaired by Andy Gregg, Chief Executive of Charities Evaluation Services (CES).

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The future of third sector workforce
5 May 2011, London

How might current policies affect the sector's workforce? What skills will need to be developed to meet the needs of the sector? The Third Sector Research Centre and the Work Futures Research Centre are bringing together policy makers, employers and researchers to explore issues facing the third sector workforce in a time of change.

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Short seminars

An exploration of the effect of the sex composition of boards on social enterprises in the UK

23rd February 2011, 5.00-6.00pm, Middlesex University

Dr Anne Humbert, MUBS.

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Caught on the boundary? The micro-processes of social movement-corporate relationships

15 March 2011, 12.00 – 13.30, University of Birmingham

Dr Alex Nicholls

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The recent NHS white paper and its implications for TSOs

16th March 2011, 2-3.30pm, London

Dr Helen Dickenson

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