ParliaMentors 2015/16 – Applications Now Open!

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Do you see yourself as a future community or political leader? Would you like to develop your skills through a fullyfunded, year-long programme? How often do you get the chance to be mentored by an MP?  
 
ParliaMentors is a UN Award winning leadership programme where teams of university students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs collaborate to create real social change while being mentored by a local MP.  
 
Through expert-led training, support from local and national NGOs and opening up access to Westminster, ParliaMentors gives students the networks and skills they need to affect real change in their communities, in their careers and in the political arena.  
On the programme, you will: 
  • See politics in action: Gain a unique insight into the political process while being mentored by MPs and Peers. 
  • Create social change: Work in mixed-belief teams to create social action projects with support from leading charities. 
  • Develop leadership skills: Learn through direct experience, expert-led training workshops and events. 
  • Build networks: Create new professional and personal links and join our 300-strong global network of young leaders. 
For more information and access to our online application form click here: www.3ff.org.uk/parliamentors  
ParliaMentors runs alongside the academic year, starting in September 2015 and running until June 2016. You must therefore be a current student next academic year to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday 27th March, but places are limited so apply as soon as possible  
 
This video also gives a great idea of what the programme is all about. 
 
If you have any questions that aren’t answered by our FAQs then please get in touch at mentoring@3ff.org.uk or call us on 0207 485 1350. 

Evaluating health policy reforms under the Coalition Government, 2010-2015

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When: 24 April 2015 (10am – 5pm)      Where: HSMC, University of Birmingham

Cost: £40 (per person, including lunch)    Key note speaker: Lord Philip Hunt

Despite the Conservative’s pledge in 2010 for `no more top-down re-organisations’, the Coalition reforms (2010-2015) have been described as a re-organisation you can see from space.’ These reforms have precipitated clinically-led commissioning, management cuts, and further provider competition, among others. Combined with demographic change, service developments and financial pressures, the past 5 years have been dramatic as any in the NHS history. This symposium will explore the implementation and emerging impact of these reforms, and consider future health policy under the new government.

To register and pay by debit/credit card, please use this LINK 

For any further queries please contact Bal Loyal, b.k.loyal@bham.ac.uk

PPE General Election Debates – Steven Brookes (UKIP)

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When: Thursday 12th March (17:30 – 19:00)     Where: Muirhead Tower Room 417

Steven Brookes – UKIP

The PPE General Election Debates are a series of student-led events which in the run up to the forthcoming elections in May 2015, bring together a range of different actors from across the political spectrum to discuss the importance and need for being both politically engaged and informed. Each event will include a talk followed by a question and answer where attendees will be invited to discuss the issues important to them.

Please register for this event

PPE General Election Debates – Lee Barron (TUC)

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When: Thursday 5th March (17:30 – 19:00)       Where: Muirhead Tower Room 417

Lee Barron – TUC

The PPE General Election Debates are a series of student-led events which in the run-up to the forthcoming elections in May 2015, bring together a range of different actors from across the political spectrum to discuss the importance and need for being both politically engaged and informed. Each event will include a talk followed by a question and answer where attendees will be invited to discuss the issues important to them.

Followed by wine and canapes

Please register for this event

PPE General Election Debates – John Blewitt (Green Party)

When: Thursday 26th February (17:30 – 19:00)     Where: Muirhead Tower Room 417

John Blewitt – Green Party

The PPE General Election Debates are a series of student-led events which in the run-up to the forthcoming elections in May 2015, bring together a range of different actors from across the political spectrum to discuss the importance and need for being both politically engaged and informed. Each event will include a talk followed by a question and answer where attendees will be invited to discuss the issues important to them.

Please register for this event

PPE General Election Debates – Andrew Mitchell MP (Conservative)

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When: 19th February 2015 (19:00-20:30)    Where: Muirhead Tower, 417

The PPE General Election Debates are a series of student-led events which in the run-up to the forthcoming elections in May 2015, bring together a range of different actors from across the political spectrum to discuss the importance and need for being both politically engaged and informed. Each event will include a talk followed by a question and answer where attendees will be invited to discuss the issues important to them.

(wine and canapes served from 6:30pm)

To register for this event click here

Social Policy – Spotlight on ‘Employability’ (Throughout February 2015)

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Throughout February Social Policy students will have access to a range of events and activities especially designed to support career planning and employment skills.

  • ‘What’s Next?’ employability conference. 3rd year Social Policy students only. Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 @ The mac. Register here www.birmingham.ac.uk/social-policy/next
  • Weekly career guidance drop-in sessions exclusively for Social Policy students. Open to all years. Every Wednesday 1.30pm-3pm, 9th Floor Muirhead Tower, room 911.
  • Delivering a knock-out presentation: A masterclass. A how-to guide to giving effective presentations inside and outside the classroom. 1st and 2nd year students only. Monday 9th February 11am -12noon Muirhead Tower, room 710. Register here: www.birmingham.ac.uk/social-policy/masterclass
  • ‘Finding Hidden Work Experience’ – A how-to session to support Social Policy students in approaching organisations to ask for an internship or work experience. Open to all years. Friday 13th February 1pm Muirhead Tower, room 415. Register here: birmingham.ac.uk/social-policy/work
  • Professional mentors – Want access to a mentor who will help you to build confidence or provide you with insight into a particular career? Come and hear about the University mentoring scheme! 1st and 2nd years only. Wednesday 25th February 1pm Muirhead Tower, Room 427. Register here: birmingham.ac.uk/social-policy/mentors