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Ms Kate Sapin - further information


26 March 2013: Conference presentation: “Management and organisational issues in community and youth work”. Engaging with local ethnic and linguistic communities. Multi-Lingual Manchester, University of Manchester and the Higher Education Academy

September 2012 - February 2013: Conference Steering Group member: School’s Out, in partnership with LGBT Youth Manchester

2010: Keynote Speaker: “Valuing Youth Work: Space, Structure or Service?” Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century: youth work, young people and youth policy, University College Cork, School of Applied Social Studies, 12 May 2010

February, 2011: Poster presentation: “Appreciative Inquiry: an approach to distance learning in Community Engagement, Inter-‘Cultural Dialogue and Global Citizenship”, with Ann Shacklady-Smith, Highly commended poster at Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia conference.

October, 2011: Conference presentation: “Appreciative Inquiry and online learning about community engagement”, Appreciative Inquiry Network, Loutraki, Greece with Ann Shacklady-Smith

2010: Workshop presentation: "Youth Work, Conscientization and Choice". Deciding for well being: decision-making science in action. School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester (19.3.2010) with Richard McHugh

2008: Conference presentation: “Participation and human needs”, Generating Alternatives, University of Strathclyde (September 2008)

2008: Conference presentation: “Youth work and human needs”, Training Agency Group conference, Liverpool John Moores University (July 2008)

2007: Conference Steering Group member: “Risk and Resilience: A day conference on issues and practice related to Mental Health and LGBT Young People” at the University of Manchester (31/10/2007)

2005: Conference presentation: “Modular Provision for Professional Education”, Widening Participation to University Study Through Flexible Delivery, The University of Stirling in Partnership with ESCalate (October 2005)

2001-2005: Conference manager and Report editor, “A Black Perspective in Community and Youth Work”, annual Community Work Unit conferences at The University of Manchester.

October 1998: Conference supervisor, Report editor, “Keeping Track of Community and Youth Work: Supervision of Practice and Professional Development”: a Community Work Unit conference on external supervision, supervision in a local authority, a black perspective on supervision, Deaf friendly supervision and others

Other relevant experience

2012 – on-going: Advisory Group Member: Community Engagement Advisory Group, The University of Manchester

2012: External advisor: Validation of BA (Hons) Youth and Community Development, Bradford College, West Yorkshire for Teeside University

2012: Panel Member, The Challenge Network, Manchester

2011: Subgroup member: Employability Working Group Subgroup, The University of Manchester.

2011: Panel Member, The Challenge Network, Manchester

2009- on-going: External Examiner, BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work, Ruskin College, Oxford

2008: External advisor: Validation of BA (Hons) Youth and Community Development, Bradford College, West Yorkshire for Leeds Metropolitan University

2007: External advisor, Approval for Foundation Route, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Hull

2005-2008: External examiner, BA Community Development, University of Bradford

2004: Panel member, National Youth Agency Working Group, Foundation Degree in Working with Youth, The Open University

2004: Panel member, National Youth Agency Working Group, Diploma in Applied Community and Youth Studies, University of Derby

2002 – 2005: External examiner, Diploma for Connexions Personal Advisors, University of the West of England

2002: Panel member, Curriculum Evaluation for Youth and Cultural Work, Estonia Higher Education Institutions

1999-2002: External examiner, M.Soc.Sci & B.Soc.Sci (Youth and Community Work), University of Cork, Eire

2002: Panel member, National Youth Agency Working Group, Centre for Youth Work Studies, Brunel University

2000 - 2004: Working Group member, Mature Students Working Group, Widening Participation, University of Manchester

1999: Panel member, National Youth Agency Working Group, Dip HE Youth & Community, John Moores University

1998: Working Party member, National Youth Agency Working Party: Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning

1998: Working Party member, National Youth Agency Working Party: Fieldwork Supervision

1995-2003: Panel member, North West Regional Accreditation and Moderation Panel

1990-1993 (approx): Parent Governor, Old Moat Primary School, Manchester

1978-1985: Community worker, supporting local Play, Parent and Toddlers, Asian Young people, Women's Groups in Nelson, Lancashire

1976-1981: Founder member, local anti-racist campaign/support group, Nelson, Lancashire



2011-2013: 'Developing learning materials to address students' awareness of their web presence' Teaching & Learning Enhancement Project, University of Manchester

2009-2010: Course development project, with Ann Shacklady-Smith, Manchester Business School: Community Engagement, Intercultural Dialogue and Global Citizenship: an online course

2008-2010: Research / consultancy: “A framework for community learning”, Community Xchange, British Council

2008: Research partner: “First Steps Project: Pathways to HE courses in Community Work”, with Manchester Metropolitan University and Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance - Regeneration Sector

2000 – 2003: Project manager, “Widening Participation in the Community Work Unit”, a HEFCE funded project

October 1999 – September 2001: Project manager, “Community Work Unit Peer Education Network”, a Health Action Zone funded project on drugs education with young people

January – June 1999: Project supervisor, “Supervision of Community and Youth Work: a pilot learning programme for experienced supervisors of community and youth workers

1996 – 1999: Project supervisor, “Developing European Models of Work-based Learning in Community and Youth Work”, a Leonardo Project looking at definitions and criteria for supervisors