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Our January 2018 newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2018 looks forward to the Accountability Assembly at Nottingham's Albert Hall on 10 May and gives an update on the work of our hate crime, homelessness and modern slavery action teams.

Read the Nottingham Citizens January 2018 newsletter now.

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Our December 2017 newsletter

In this newsletter we report on the celebration evening at Radford Academy that recognised the past year's achievements by the Nottingham Citizens alliance and previewed our 2018 action plans.

Read the Nottingham Citizens December 2017 newsletter now. 

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Shuhana's Story

Shuhana Begum from Mulberry School for Girls has written about her participation in Pathways to Creative Industries, run by Citizen UK's Good Jobs Campaign.

The Good Jobs Campaign's Pathways to Creative Industries is a programme that was designed with the help of creative advertising agency, Wieden + Kennedy. The programme is particularly for students who are interested in creative marketing. All participants who graduate can apply for paid summer internships at Wieden + Kennedy.




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Interview with Martha Crawford - Good Jobs Campaign's Operations Manager


Martha Crawford, Operations Manager for the Good Jobs Campaign, is responsible for managing the training programmes that we run with employer and education institution partners. Since joining Citizens UK in November 2015, Martha has worked hard to oversee the direction of the Good Jobs Campaign from its early stages.






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Don't Miss Out On Our Latest News

You can find our three most recent newsletters on the following links:

January: MVC January 2018 Newsletter


November: MVC November 2017 Newsletter


October: MVC October 2017 Newsletter


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Interested in Joining?

Being a part of Maun Valley Citizens provides more opportunities for your institution than you might think. Here is what comes with membership:

  • Bespoke Community Leadership Training - taught by fully-trained organisers for over 20 years, your institution receives free unlimited places on local two-day training courses, run ~3 times a year, and a Newman University accredited six-day national course.
  • Participation in Neighbourhood, Maun Valley-wide and UK-Wide campaigns - your members are welcome to join our existing strategy teams, which are using a well-practised method to win change on Homelessness, Loneliness, Welcome and Fair Work in Maun Valley.
  • The Time and Support of Professional Citizens UK Community Organisers - working with the interests of each member institution at heart, your members will be able to meet Bradley, our organiser, to develop as leaders and explore opportunities to participate across the alliance.
  • Connections with other Local Institutions with Similar Values - we are a diverse, growing alliance with an especially large contingent of schools, and you will be able to build relationships with these institutions and to work together for the common good.


Contact Bradley, our Organiser, on bradley.myers@citizensuk.org or 07494787254 to find out more or to discuss how much membership might cost. We hope you will find worth in joining our powerful alliance!

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Presenting Our Impact

A Short Presentation On All We Have Achieved

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Affordable homes celebration for London Citizens as two new Community Land Trust sites announced

Members of London Citizens in South and East London celebrated today as the Mayor of London announced a programme to pilot bringing forward small publicly-owned sites to boost the capital’s small homebuilders sector.

The two biggest sites are guaranteed to be 100% community land trust (CLT) homes.

This will mean 60 more families living in a genuinely and permanently affordable CLT homes, priced according to local incomes. Those families will no longer have to choose between overcrowded, indecent living conditions or leaving their friends, family and community for good.

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Young Women and Good Jobs: Changing Attitudes to Engineering #100yearssuffragettes


Following on from our post earlier this week on young Muslim women and the Good Jobs Campaign, meet Sanna Shabir, 22, from East London, who is an Engineering Technician working at Atkins Global, a leading Design, Engineering and Project Management consultancy.






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Challenging representation of Muslim women in the media #Vote100 #100years


Bushra Dunne, 17, helped launch the migrant youth-led Stand Up Stand Out campaign to address the problems of media reporting and treatment of both refugees and ethnic minority women in the UK. She feels that some of the current news narratives are feeding not only misunderstanding but acts of hate crime. She currently lives and attends school in London after moving from Newcastle. Here, she provides more insight into the background of the campaign and its work for change.

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