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Activate students present their community project as part of the course in Saracen House, Possilpark.
Activate students present their community project as part of the course in Saracen House, Possilpark.

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Building community: Activate students celebrate a successful course in North Glasgow.

Students from the latest session of the community development course Activate are celebrating following their graduation from the course.

Delivered by Glasgow University, the course covers topics such as anti-discriminatory practice, local and global issues, power, community investigations and standards for community development. The ten participants started their studies last November (2023) and came from a wide range of community organisations including ng homes and ng2 staff, The Courtyard Pantry, Pinkston Watersports and Young People’s Futures.

The students received deserved congratulations from their tutor following the final class in early February and will receive their awards at a ceremony at Glasgow University at a future date.

Activate graduates February 2024 in Saracen House, Possilpark
Activate students gather together in Saracen House, Possilpark to mark the completion of their course.

Activate Tutor Janette Devlin
said “This course has been filled with great discussion, debate, learning, some fun, and good food. [...] It was a terrific blend of both wisdom and fresh perspectives that each of the participants brought to the session every week and helped create a truly enriching learning experience for them all.”

Catherine Rossine, ng homes Chair, said, “The Activate course is a wonderful opportunity to think about community development from new perspectives and I am delighted to congratulate these students on their achievements.

It is wonderful to see these students make new connections through Activate. I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested in taking part or learning more (about Activate) to get in touch and be part of the next session.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the upcoming session should contact Paula Mailey, Community Development Team Leader on 0141 560 6000 or email

More on Activate

Activate is a Community Development course offered in partnership with Glasgow University which encourages and enables participants to think more deeply about the work they are doing and challenge their own views and the views of others in order for them to be more effective in working for the communities where they live and work.

Activate also helps to strengthen local networks with participants getting a chance to listen to each other and see different ways of working together. Key features include building on the experience of volunteers and activists to develop community capacity and strengthen local networks through raising awareness of different ways to effect community change.




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