In the Aftermath : After 50 Years of Youth & Community Education in Glasgow, what does the future hold?

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Howard Sercombe, Professor of Community Education at the University of Strathclyde writes,



A conference celebrating 50 years of professional education in youth work and community education at Jordanhill, Glasgow and the practice’s impact and contribution to the positive development of community life.

Friday, June 19 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

We live in interesting times.  What does another five years of Conservative government mean for our sector? What is the consequence for young people and for youth work of the very different election outcomes for Scotland and the rest of UK?

No better place to talk about this than Glasgow.  In the aftermath of the election, the Strathclyde/Jordanhill conference represents an opportunity to start to map this very different landscape.  Alongside parallel sessions and the presentation of papers (some of which we hope will address these issues) we have added an ‘open mic’ option alongside parallel workshop sessions.

Registrations are now open for this conference and celebration of the 50th (and last) anniversary of one of the first training courses for youth and community workers in the country.  More information, places for the conference and for the dinner/ceilidh in the evening can be booked via the online shop:

The deadline for submitting proposals to present a paper to the conference has been extended to Friday, May 22. Send abstracts to 


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