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Birmingham Student Housing Co-op opens applications for 2015-16 academic year

805 Pershore Road is looking ahead to a second successful year as a student housing co-op and has just opened applications for co-operative members/residents for the 2015-16 academic year. At present, it looks like there will be 5 rooms available. Tenancy is from the first week of July 2015 to the end of June 2016. …

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January 2015 Leeds Delegates Meeting and national meet-up

Saturday 24 January 2015, Leeds Our next Delegates Meeting and national meet-up will take place on Saturday 24th of January in Leeds, hosted by the Leeds Green Action Food Co-operative. The day will include the Delegates Meeting, workshops and training, working group organising, group discussions and socials. Please make sure you complete the registration form …

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Students for Cooperation 2013 founding meeting in Leeds

Could your group or society become a co-operative?

To become a co-operative, a group should fulfil the definition of a co-operative and follow the co-operative values and principles. This article will run through these, allowing you to assess whether or not your group could or should become a co-operative! Student societies and groups often already follow a number of co-operative principles and values. …

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Responding to Conflict

There’s a difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is impulsive and instantaneous; a response is a considered, conscious choice of action. Fight, Flight or Freeze The most primitive part of our brain – the amygdala – controls our initial reaction to a threat. Whether we opt for flight, to fight, or to freeze, is …

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Understanding conflict

Understanding what’s really important to both you and the other party in a conflict is a great starting point to understand what the conflict is really about, and can help you think about potential solutions.

What is conflict and why deal with it?

Conflict happens when two or more people have seemingly incompatible opinions, values or needs. It happens in every kind and size of group.

Introduction to working with conflict

This guide is aimed at people and groups working for social change who want to develop an understanding of conflict and how to deal with it.

Facilitating large group meetings

Large group meetings pose particular challenges for facilitators. Any more than 12 people can exhibit all the characteristics of a big group – it doesn’t have to be hundreds of participants.