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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
New youth-led research project puts young people at the forefront of citizen science
Tara Proud, volunteer and community engagement manager at Marine Conservation Society, details her joy at being involved in YouthLink Scotland's 'On Our Wave Length' project.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability, Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  2 March, 2020
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Youth Work's role in the Youth Justice System
Read about the new youth participation project Youth Justice Voices, and the integral part youth work places in it.
  • Date:  19 September, 2019
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Moira Anderson Foundation creates new model of care for children affected by abuse
Gillian Urqhart, Director of the Moira Anderson Foundation blogs on helping to create a new model of care for children affected by abuse.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Policy & Influencing, Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  4 September, 2019

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