The Year Here Fellowship describes itself as ‘an ambitious, creative and rigorous 7-month course in social innovation’ and offers an opportunity to develop solutions to social problems supported by a network that includes Citizens UK, FutureGov, Bain & Company and the Cabinet Office.
They are looking for graduates who are serious about making society better and offer successful applicants a great opportunity that includes:
Working with a mentor to advise you.
Four months spent in homeless shelters, care homes and community centres understanding first-hand the daily realities of people living at the margins of society and designing an Innovation Project to boost your placement’s impact.
Training and coaching from a faculty of more than 60 experts, learning all about society’s problems and how to tackle them effectively.
Tuition fees are covered, and accommodation/bursaries may be available.
Full details at http://yearhere.org
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) runs a series of seminars and receptions while Parliament is sitting, kicking off with a seminar on Palliative and End of Life Care in the Attlee Suite on October 14 from 1600-1800.
If you would like further details, all the events can be viewed (and places booked) on the POST website at http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/post-events/
The Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has recently published a new rulebook for APGs. Acquaint and reacquaint yourself with the rules here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/pcfs/all-party-groups/guide-to-the-rules-on-apgs.pdf
For more information on All-Party Groups, see here and here.
Full details here: http://bit.ly/1lFOQyy
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding an online consultation in partnership with The Student Room to hear the views of young people about the BBC as part of its ongoing inquiry into the future of the BBC.
The Committee will hear from young people about their viewing habits; what BBC services they consider to be the most valuable; how well they feel the BBC caters to young people and their views on the licence fee.
The consultation will begin on The Student Room website on Friday 22 August and will finish on 18 September. During this time, young people are encouraged to share their opinions and discuss their views on the BBC with others, the responses received will feed into the Committee’s work and the Report which is expected in the autumn.