SKIP is a UK student led registered charity which supports child welfare in communities throughout the developing world.
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Applications are now open to be on next year’s National Committee, Mentor and Supporting Alumni teams! Over the next few weeks, SKIP will be introducing the people currently in those roles so that YOU can find out more information and see why YOU should apply! Have a look on our Facebook Page to keep up with #ThePeopleofSKIP !
Deadline for applications: 14th April
Voting will take place at the GA in Southampton on the 22nd April and all applicants will be required to give a 5 minute speech followed by 5 minutes of questions
Role handover will take place at a residential weekend in September!
Some exciting new opportunities have come up within SKIP which we think you will be very excited about!!
What are they?!
Deadline 14th April
Skype interviews will take place between 17-21st April with one trustee and one NC member on the panel
Successful applicants will be informed by 24th April
Handover Weekend will take place in September during a residential weekend
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
The SKIP General Assembly is fast approaching and here is everything you need to know …
When? 22-23rd April
Why come? You get a chance to engage in the governance of SKIP – it’s where all the big changes happen and has a big impact on what happens within SKIP.
You also get to elect your new National Committee and Mentors.
It is mandatory for at least 1 member of each Branch to attend, but aside from that I would massively recommend people to come . . . it is great fun!
DEADLINE: 14th April
Have a look at the Bylaws (updated 27th March 2016)
… If there is anything which you feel has been difficult this year, or could just work better, you may want to propose a change to our Bylaws.
If you would like to do this you will need to complete this Bylaw Submission Form
. You can propose to change the Bylaws in several ways:
- If you would like to adopt a bylaw please complete the ‘New Bylaws’ sheet
- If you would like to amend a bylaw please complete the ‘Bylaw Amendments’ sheet
- If you would like to remove a bylaw please complete the ‘Removal of Bylaws’ sheet.
If you wish to propose to adopt/amend/remove a bylaw you will need to complete the attached form and send it to email@example.com
by Monday 10th April
I will then add the motion to the agenda for discussion. At the GA you will need to present your submission with a short rationale.
Thank you to everyone who came to our fantastic Big Weekend in Glasgow! We had excellent training tracks, a Global Health workshop on Global Mental Health, Branch Presentations, Role and Branch Networking and an inspiring Keynote Speaker from the NGO Women and Children First UK! That, combined with a fantastic night on Saturday, with our annual BlueBoys Awards, a meal and a ceilidh – we’ve had an excellent time!! We hope all our members feel inspired and motivated ready to move into our period of summer projects! #SKIPBW17
We are excited to release the timetable for our Spring Big Weekend that starts tomorrow! Download the timetable here!
Happy Monday everyone – here’s some exciting news to start off a great week!
As part of our ongoing commitment to keep children involved with our projects safe and advocating for their rights to be upheld within their community, we have been approved as associate members of the Keeping Children Safe network.
Keeping Children Safe is a specialist network of international organisations that have committed to a set of organisational and ethical standards for child protection.
As part of our membership, we will receive tailored advice and support along with the opportunity to share learning with the other organisations within the network. Check out their website for more info: http://www.keepingchildrensafe.org.uk/
We are now recruiting for the Training New Trainers weekends!
This is an interactive two day course to help you become a qualified SKIP trainer. After the weekend course you need to deliver one training session within the next 6 months, which is usually at the next national conference (Spring Big Weekend on the 4th/5th March at Glasgow University), to gain your SKIP trainer status.
You have plenty of opportunity and support to develop your session over the course of the TNT, and there are many other opportunities throughout the year to train. These weekends are a brilliant opportunity to gain confidence and build training skills, and it is a course that has received great feedback from previous participants.
After this the sky is the limit! Your trainer status allows you to train locally, regionally and nationally within SKIP, and potentially with other organisations such as Medsin. It is highly useful in your professional life, and it also helps you stand out on a CV.
Sign up below – deadline for sign ups are on the 16th Feb 2017 and we can only take 12 participants for each.
Southern TNT: 18th and 19th Feb – Cardiff University
Northern TNT: 25th and 26th Feb- Newcastle University
The SKIP Global Award gives the opportunity for SKIP members to reflect on an experience that relates to a topic in global health.
Submissions can range from short essays, blogs, a photo or even a piece of artwork. For written pieces, the word limit is 500 words and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will be judged by a panel of SKIP members and announced at Spring Big Weekend in Glasgow. All those who submit a piece will receive a certificate, and the top 3 submissions will be published in SKIP’s annual global health newsletter – ‘SKIP Global’. The winning submission will also be published in Medsin’s annual global health magazine – ‘The Advocate’ – which circulates to thousands of students across the UK.
We are excited to announce our spring SKIP Big Weekend in Glasgow!
Training, networking, socialising, and a glamorous evening planned for Saturday with a three course dinner, a lively Scottish Ceilidh, the truly exciting Blue Boy Awards, and guest list to Hive, this definitely isn’t to be missed! Anyone can come!
*Buy tickets here!
**And click attending on the Facebook event!
Don’t forget to book transport in advance and remember the travel fund is available too! See you in March!
The Humanitarian Education Learning Portal is running a webinar on this Tuesday 20th at 2pm.
The webinar will cover:
- What is the role of partnerships in providing a high quality education?
- How can partnerships be a fruitful solution for delivering education?
- How can we identify and develop impactful and sustainable partnerships for education in emergency and development contexts?
- What steps can we take to ensure long lasting, effective parterships between keyholders in different sectors?
- What kind of partnerships should actors in the humanitarian education field pursue?
Join the webinar at the scheduled time here: http://bit.ly/2hP8Y4H and use the password: 27KCPabe