Welcome to these pages outlining the work of our first cohort of Community Organising students at QMUL.
The programme ran for the first time from September 2010, offering a through introduction to community organising alongside a placement opportunity hosted by campaign group, London Citizens.
The programme leader was Professor Jane Wills, with tutorial input from Lord Maurice Glasman of Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill.
There were 9 students on the first programme, 6 full time and 3 part time, with one person studying at the Postgraduate certificate level.
Click below to read brief biographical statements and short placement reports setting out their experiences doing community organising across London. More will be added soon.
- helping set up a new Shoreditch branch of London Citizens view film
- organising London's Chinese community Kat Miao Yu
- researching community health provision around Elephant and Castle Mark Parker
- successfully using classic community organising techniques to help save a London library, at Goodmayes in east London Chris Connelley
- helping organise the run-up to the North London Citizens inaugural assembly - Tom Chigbo view film
see also: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jan/01/why-watching-tom-chigbo-community
- developing training for new community organisers Jonathan Cox
- organising in the Congolese community view film
- organising a road safety campaign view film
- the black clergy caucus view film
In addition, one student – Ruth Hogarth – completed one module from the programme and a dissertation on London Citizens' Living Wage campaign at Tesco – to find out more click here.
The coverage is broad and the impact significant, so read on and find out more about this high profile new approach to rebuilding our communities.