Young Adults and Community Land Management


In Scotland legislative provision affords communities the right to buy the land they live on from private landlords and from some public bodies. This model of land ownership depends on the active participation of local volunteers to make up the boards which manage the land.

In her briefing Young Adults and Community Land Management , Dr Louise Senior explores the experiences of young adults involved in this form of civic participation in the Western Isles. Their engagement is crucial to the long-term sustainability and succession plans of community owned estates.


Who Goes to Museums? (and who doesn’t?)


Lisanne Gibson explains how her Museum Studies teaching intersects with the UEP project in a video of a mini lecture of her research.
WHO goes to museums TP stats

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The figures tell us that museum visiting has been increasing.
According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Taking Part statistics, 51.8% of adults attended a museum once, in the first Quarter of 2014/15, compared to 42.3% in 2005/06 (the year the Taking Part survey began).

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Are Britain’s Youth All Scrooges?

Mark Taylor and the team have been having a look at new data on participation in Christmas traditions.

The newest wave of Understanding Society has recently been released on the UK Data Service. For the first time, this wave has included data on some Christmas-related activities: putting up a Christmas tree, distributing Christmas cards, and giving gifts. Continue reading

Soundings and Findings: A Connected Communities Research Conference

AGM orangeUEP’s PI, Andy Miles introduces the UEP panel at the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Soundings and Findings conference, together with slides and audio from contributors.

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