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Thumbnail for blog article on #BlackHistoryMonth Ross McCulloch takeover.
Why I’ve handed over the reins to my Twitter account for #BlackHistoryMonth
For the duration of #BlackHistoryMonth, our United Voices network will be doing a social media takeover using Third Sector Lab director Ross McCulloch's Twitter account.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  4 October, 2023
  • Author:  Ross McCulloch
Three young people standing in front of the Hot Chocolate Trust in Dundee.
OPEN Project's Youth-led Research Diary Part Two: Hot Chocolate Trust
Our researchers travel to Dundee to learn from Hot Chocolate Trust's approach to creating a youth work space.
  • Topic:  Research, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  29 September, 2023
  • Author:  Shannon Boston
Youth Work and Poverty Brief Blog
YouthLink Scotland Policy Manager Kevin Kane explores the connection between youth work, human rights and poverty.
  • Date:  29 September, 2023
Shannon and Akira smile for the camera indoors, holding some of their research papers for the camera
Youth-led Research Diary Part One: Finding a Place and Space
In this blog series, one of the peer researcher for the project Shannon Boston will be sharing their research journey, what they’ve learned, what tools they’ve used and what support they received along the way.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  15 September, 2023
  • Author:  Shannon Boston
The SQA's appeals process could be failing young people
Ailsa Clark talks to our education lead Marielle Bruce about why the time for reform of qualifications and assessment is now.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  25 August, 2023
  • Author:  Ailsa Clark & Marielle Bruce
YouthLink Scotland & University of Edinburgh Logos on a white background.
Breaking the stigma: mental health and the role of the youth work sector
Emily Carson, an International Development Masters student at the University of Edinburgh completed a placement based dissertation with YouthLink Scotland in the summer of 2019.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  21 August, 2023
  • Author:  Emily Carson
Profile shot of Sara Galilea, research student at YouthLink Scotland.
The role of youth work in the Scottish educational system
Sara Galilea, a Public Policy MSc student at the University of Edinburgh completed a placement based dissertation with YouthLink Scotland in the summer of 2022.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  17 August, 2023
  • Author:  Sara Galilea
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The 'Why' behind YouthLink Scotland's new brand
Bold. Engaging. Impactful. Welcome to YouthLink Scotland's new website - what's changed and why.
  • Date:  9 August, 2023
  • Author:  Eddie Nisbet
My Internship with YouthLink Scotland
My Internship with YouthLink Scotland
Hello! My name is Bonnie, I am 16 years old and I have been doing a 4-week internship with YouthLink Scotland. I got the opportunity to take part in this internship through the Career Ready programme.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  17 July, 2023
Looking up at trees
Youth Climate Leaders in Stockholm
Josie lives and works in the North West Highlands, growing native trees for reforesting projects. She's also a volunteer on the Youth Leadership Panel with Scotland's Young People's Forest, a part-time youth worker and a general fan of a liveable planet. 
  • Topic:  International, Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  4 April, 2023
Jen Murray
My Youth Volunteering Story
Jen Murray, our Development Officer for Youth Volunteering, shares her experiences of getting into youth work as a young volunteer.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering, Training & Development
  • Date:  17 March, 2023
  • Author:  Jen Murray
Can We Still Save the Planet?
On Tuesday 18th October Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland brought together a group of 8 climate activists from across Scotland to the RSPB Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability, Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  4 November, 2022

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