Here are some resources that may be useful to our S@W members. Whether you are looking for work; a student seeking writing support; keen to take advantage of a free online course; or you are interested in new sociology blogs and publications, these resources… Continue Reading “Sociology Resources”
The World Bank has released a new report – Skills Not Just Diplomas, which presents a critical evaluation on the state of education in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. The report lends support for some of the goals of our… Continue Reading “Eastern Europe and Central Asia: the Need for Practical Skills-based Learning”
Policy Mic is an online multimedia news site that was launched in June. It enables young, ordinary people to engage in intelligent political debate (read more below) and it also takes on other social issues. A recent piece offers advice about working in the not-for-profit sector.… Continue Reading “Resource to Help You Land a Job in the Non-Profit Sector”
Sharon Bond works as a Senior Research Officer with a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia. Sharon conducts research and analysis to inform the planning and development of the organisation’s community services. One of Sharon’s primary research areas is on the ‘through school to work… Continue Reading “Influencing Social Change: Advice for Students Who Want to Work with NGOs. Melbourne, Australia”
Christina Kargillis is a third-year postgraduate student studying identity development amongst people who are looking for a ‘sea change’ or a ‘tree change’. That is, people who move from larger Australian cities to smaller country areas due to limited employment opportunities and in search… Continue Reading “Identity Development Amongst Sea/Tree Changers: A Postgrad Research Blog. Sunshine Coast, Australia.”
Gary Pattison provides advice for students interested in becoming trade union officials, including how he moved into his profession and how sociology helps him achieve better conditions for workers.