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Free Peer Researcher Training Course for Military Veterans – Birmingham 8th-9th & 22nd -23rd November 2017

 

PEER RESEARCHER TRAINING COURSE FOR MILITARY VETERANS – COURSE BRIEF

 

  1. WHO ARE THE COURSE TEACHERS?

The course will be taught by lecturers from Northumbria University and researchers from ‘The Northern Hub for Military Veterans and Families Research’ see:

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research/

  1. WHERE WILL THE COURSE BE HELD?

The Royal British Legion, New St. Birmingham.

  1. IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
  • No previous experience of research is necessary;
  • You do not have to have been to a college or university before;
  • You do not need to have any formal academic qualifications; Â
  • On the other hand, you might have done all of these things – and you will still be very welcome to attend the course; and,
  • The most important ‘qualification’ for taking part in the course is your experiences as a formerly serving in the armed forces.
  1. WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME DURING THE COURSE?
  • You will be expected to listen to others and give your own views;
  • You will be expected to take part in discussions with others in the group;
  • You may have to work as part of a small team with others; and,
  • You do not have to share anything of your experiences with the other people in the group, but can do if you feel comfortable in doing so. The choice is yours!
  1. WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE COURSE? 

At the end of the course, we hope that you will be able to:

 

  • Tell the difference between research and other ways of ‘finding-out about’ or measuring care services;
  • Know the differences between (a) research that uses numbers and statistics and (b) research based upon peoples’ descriptions and stories;
  • Know the features of research that is carried out ethically and in respect of others’ wishes and interests;
  • Know the features of ‘safe research’ as opposed to research that risks harm either to the researcher or those being researched;
  • Know what stages are necessary in planning and carrying out a research project; and,
  • Think about new ways of making your new knowledge count in order to have your voice heard and make a difference to how health and social care services are organised and delivered.
  1. WHAT WILL I GET?

Everyone who attends more than two-thirds of the total number of sessions will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

  1. WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE COURSE?

Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to put your name forward to undertake paid work as part of an ongoing research project. This is not a compulsory part of the course, but is an opportunity you may wish to take once the course is complete. This will be discussed during the course, and you will have the chance to ask questions you may have.

  1. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?  

Please contact feel free to contact Dr Gemma Wilson

Gemma.wilson@northumbria.ac.uk

0191 2156054

Memorial to the late Jesse (Raymond) Owen – Royal Marine

Work continues on the planned memorial for Jesse Owen a former Royal Marine/Special Boat Service Veteran who passed away on the 20th November 2017. The VCP and Barry Longden (Cllr NBBC) who himself is also a Veteran, have made contact with FCC Environment at Judkins Quarry in Nuneaton who have kindly donated the main memorial stone. Planning permissions are being sort from NBCC to place the memorial in Riverslea Park, Nuneaton, with a deadline for the dedication ceremony being planned for 17th December 2017. The memorial and dedication will also recognise all of our Commando Forces and will be display the Commando Dagger the emblem of Commando Forces and “United We Conquer” their moto.

The VCP have also been in contact with Major General Rob Macowan RM and The Royal Marines Association who have pledged their support and attendance at the dedication ceremony. Please watch this site for further details of presentation, if you want to donate or be involved in this project/event please contact the VCP 02476343793.

Are you interested in becoming a Further Education teacher?

The Further Forces programme is an initiative designed to support service personnel preparing to leave the Armed Forces to become Further Education lecturers.
There is currently a high demand for science, engineering and technology trainers/teachers in colleges throughout England.
The programme includes a free teacher transition programme and a full teacher training programme (PGCE), as well as support in finding employment as a teacher/trainer in a Further Education college.
For more information please contact furtherforces@port.ac.uk or visit http://port.ac.uk/furtherforces

 

Sky Blues in the Community | Accelerate Programme

 

*PLEASE SHARE WITH COLLEAGUES/NETWORKS & CLIENTS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED*

Sky Blues in the Community launch next Sports Leaders course on 5th September 2017!

 

PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW FOR MORE INFO. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THE PROGRAMME HELPED ONE OF THE PARTICPANTS HERE:

http://www.sbitc.org/adrians-journey-sports-leader-vice-chair-director/.

 

Contact andrew.hopcroft@ccfc.co.uk or 024 7678 6349 for more information

The Jesse Owen Royal Marine – Memorial Fund

Give to the Jesse Owen RM Memorial Fund
The VCP is continuing to raise funds to recognised and remember the late Jesse Owen Royal Marine, fund raising started at the recent Armed Forces Day on 24th June with the Charity kick starting the appeal fund with a sizeable donation. If you remember Jesse, or would want to contribute to this intended memorial, please email: contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk or telephone 02476 343793. Alternatively you can pop your donation into the VCP, situated off Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR – we are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 15:30.

MMHFA Training Course – Veterans Contact Point 30th & 31st August 2017

Military Mental Health First Awareness (MMHFA) Course at the VCP on 30th & 31st August 2017
This course will be the full 2 day Military Mental Health First Aid Awareness Course and be run at the Veterans Contact Point in Nuneaton. The course will be delivered by SSGT Dambar Phago a MMHFA Instructor from 30 Signals Regiment, our local serving unit.

This will be the MMHFA accredited course and each candidate will receive the accompanying MMHFA manual.

Full details of the course content can be found at: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/armed-forces/2-day/

We have limited places still available, so places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. I would encourage early bids for places. If you want to access this FREE course, please contact the VCP at contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk or ring 02476343793.

A light buffet lunch will be provided on both days. You need to commit to the full 2 days and be from an organisation that is supporting our Armed Forces Community, nominations are also encouraged from our Serving and Reservist Units.

The Jesse Owen Royal Marine Armed Forces Day & Gala Event 2017 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Show your Support to our Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day 24th June 2017

It is not to late to register as a Market Trader or Community Group to book a stall at Warwickshire’s premier Armed Forces Day Event to be held on Saturday, 24th June 2017 between 10:00 and 16:00 at the Gala/Carnival Field in Nuneaton (Off Avenue Road/Dunns Close CV11 5NE)

The Jesse Owen Royal Marine Armed Forces Day & Gala Event 2017 in Nuneaton is a FREE entry event for the public. This year at our event we are also celebrating the life of the late Jesse Owen Royal Marine who passed away in 2016, we are also raising funds for a permanent memorial for Jesse which will be placed in Riverslea Park, Nuneaton. We will also provide the opportunity for our local community to sign the Armed Forces Community Covenant pledge, which will be presented to Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council to demonstrate our support to our Armed Forces.

The event provides entertainment and activities for all the family, young and old. Places are available for Community Groups, Schools, Associations who would like to provide a display in our main arena. Market stalls are also available for any traders but please book soon as they are going fast. To register your interest in providing an arena display or to book a traders stall, ring the AFD Team at the Veterans Contact Point: 02476 343793 or email us: contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk

A special thank you goes to Warwickshire County Council and their Armed Forces Community Covenant Team in funding The Jesse Owen Royal Marine Armed Forces Day & Gala Event 2017 in Nuneaton. Show your support to our Armed Forces and their Families by being there to recognise their service to the Country and by signing the Armed Forces Community Covenant

Virtual Jobs Fair – Thursday, 18th May 2017

A Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, 18th May 2017 between 0930hrs-1500hrs to link Service Leavers, Ex-Military (Veterans), Reservists and Military Spouses who are job-seeking with employers in the United Kingdom. This Virtual Job Fair, hosted by BFRS offer: Jobs, Training, Self Employment and Franchise Opportunities, CV Advice, Employment Advice and Business Advice. Register today at https://bfrs.omnivil.com

Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight

Please contact Mike Colton 07929118598 to support the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight Educational Memorial being erected at The National Arboretum at Alrewas at the Special Forces Memorial Grove. Every penny donated will help the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight at the NA a reality to remember the sacrifices made by D&B Companies, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 298 and 644 Squadrons RAF  on D-Day 6th June 1944.