2019 October


14 Oct: Press Release – Northumbria University

Professor Matt Baillie Smith, from the Northumbria Centre for International Development, will lead a new ESRC/GCRF research project with colleagues from the UK and Uganda over the next two years. Prof. Baillie Smith will be the Principal Investigator on the international project “Skills acquisition and employability through volunteering by displaced youth in Uganda” (total grant value £862,003).

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01 Oct: The Challenges of Volunteering in 2019

Volunteering seems to be becoming less helpful than it used to be. A few months back I visited Uganda with my colleague Dr Aisling O’Loghlen to meet with our academic and policy and practice partners for Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU), a research project funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Centre/Global Challenges Research Fund.