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YF Closes Royal Society of Medicine Conference

April 26, 2014
Contact: Ade Adeyemi

Young Fabian Adebusuyi Adeyemi was a guest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine over the weekend, closing the first day of a two-day forum. 

With a few exceptions, students of all health disciplines have little, if any, training in leadership, service improvement and multi-professional excellence. Yet from the moment they graduate, they require a range of such competencies, which become more important as they progress. Ade spoke about how this could be best achieved.

He argued that the ability to work across boundaries and achieve excellent patient care across disciplines has become ever more important. Future models of healthcare leadership will involve multiple actors who take up leadership roles both formally and informally, and importantly share leadership by working collaboratively. This collaborative leadership takes the form of new practices and innovations, with patients as well as staff members. As a result, leadership needs to be understood in terms of personal behavioural style or competences, rather than just leadership practices and organisational interventions. 

Ade will support the students and the Royal Society of Medicine in this important body of work

YF Review Morning News

April 26, 2014

Young Fabian Treasurer Martin Edobor was a breakfast guest this morning on Arise TV. Martin took part in a discussion on recent news including the ongoing situation in Eastern Ukraine, the debate around e-cigarettes, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and UKIP. 

First YF Google Hangout (St George's Day)

April 23, 2014
Contact: Ade Adeyemi

On St George's Day, the Young Fabians were proud to host its first Google Hangout, asking the question "What is the future of the English identity?"

The think tank British Future believes the English are "too nervous" to celebrate St George's Day, after a poll found they were more likely to be able to correctly name the date of the US Independence Day and St Patrick’s Day than they are their own national saint’s day.

The poll found that people in England are twice as likely to say they are more English than British than the other way round. Forty per cent said they were more English than British, while only 17 per cent feel more British than English. Just over a third (37 per cent) felt equally English and British.

In the context of the Scottish referendum, there is a space/need to explore the English identity and whether it has future in modern Britain? The Young Fabians are proud to pioneer new technologies like Google Hangouts as a way of increasing engagement with members outside of London. Look out for similar events in the future as we hope to share more of our experiences across different media platforms and offer more ways to get involved.

Head of Partnerships and Events

April 22, 2014

The Fabian Society is recruiting for the senior post of Head of Partnerships and Events (£30,000 – £34,000 pa + 6 weeks’ holiday and 7% pension contribution) to lead the Society’s events and partnerships strategy and deliver an events programme, which includes some of the highest-profile events in British politics.

The Society has a staff team of twelve people, based in our offices in Westminster (near St James’s Park Underground Station and within walking distance of Victoria). The Society is unique among think-tanks in being a thriving, democratically-constituted membership organisation, affiliated to the Labour Party while being organisationally, editorially and financially independent. With over 300 Fabian MPs, MEPs, Peers, MSPs and AMs among our national membership of over 6,500, the Society plays an unparalleled role in linking vigorous grassroots debate with the ability to influence policy debates at the highest level.

The role of the Head of Partnerships and Events is to coordinate and build the society’s relationships with funders and partners; and successfully lead and deliver an events programme which maximises the Society’s political and policy influence and public profile and contributes to the Society’s income.

For more information please visit the Fabian Society website.

Hip-Hop Karaoke Social

April 18, 2014
Contact: Ade Adeyemi

The Young Fabians, led by Ade Adeyemi the Membership & Partnerships Officer, had a great time at our Hip Hop Karaoke Social last month. It wasn't a typical karaoke evening and YF members enjoyed getting down and funky to some Hip-Hop classics in a packed and friendly atmosphere. Forget jumping around and playing the air guitar to Bon Jovi's Living On A Prayer, karaoke has now turned the cool up to '11' and the Young Fabians were happy to put down the pen and papers and relax.

The queues outside the venue snaked around the block proving the popularity of what is a very unique and fun event. The YF members who managed to get in had a great time so do keep a look out for our next events, social or otherwise, to get involved!

YF Campaign in Wirral West

April 18, 2014

On the weekend of the Saturday 5th April the Young Fabians participated in the National Campaign Weekend in partnership with Young Labour and Labour Students in support of local and European candidates in the upcoming election. The delegation and subsequent social was led by Campaigns Officer Alvin Carpio and involved Young Fabians from the region and across the country.

Please visit the campaigns website for more information on the programme.

YF speaking to Peterborough Fabians

April 16, 2014
Contact: Martin Edobor

Last Friday Young Fabian, Treasurer, Martin Edobor was a special guest at the Peterborough Fabian Society AGM, speaking on the important topic of the NHS reforms and social care. His talk focused on many elements of the Young Fabian Health Network Pamphlet “Irreversible: Health and Social Care in a Post-Coalition Landscape”, outlining the real and damaging effects of the NHS bill, the looming crisis of an ageing population and the need to invest in our social care sector.

The Peterborough Fabian Society received a copy of the Young Fabian Health pamphlet for their archives.

The Young Fabians Executive regularly sends speakers to local societies to take part in discussions and debates. Fabian local societies form the foundation of our organisation, and we enjoy meeting and taking part in their local and regional events.  

YF Film Club Kicks Off...

April 10, 2014
Contact: Stephanie Akomeah

On Saturday 1st of March, The Young Fabians Film Club 'kicked' off with the screening of La Haine. A French black-and-white drama/suspense film with a passionate look at racial tensions at a Paris housing project. 


After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

The three friends from different ethnic backgrounds live in the Bluebell housing projects on the outskirts of Paris.This is not the Paris of travel brochures or films like Amelie, but a desolate urban landscape, harsh and grim with housing projects that look as if they could be in any big city in the world. Vinz (Vincent Cassel), is a working class Jew; Hubert (Hubert Kounde), the most intelligent and self-reflective of the three, is an African boxer; and Said (Said Taghmaoui), an Arab from North Africa is younger but just as embittered. 




China Programme Launch

April 08, 2014
Contact: Joel Mullan

On Tuesday 8th April 2014, the Young Fabians, in partnership with the Young Icebreakers and the LSE SU China Development Society held a panel discussion on ‘UK- Chinese Relations – The UK’s Place in the Asian Century: challenges and opportunities’.

The discussion was led by the chairman of the 48 Group Stephen Perry and the panel included the Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills and former Chief Secretary to the HM Treasury Liam Byrne MP, the newly appointed Minister Counsellor Zhang Jiminig, John Zai, the chairman of the UK-China Student Entrepreneur Association and Tianran Cheng, the president of the LSE China Development Society SU (CDS).

Topics discussed included the growing trading relationship between the UK and China, the appeal of the British higher education system to young Chinese and thoughts on how the partnership between the two countries could be strengthened in future.

This event is part of a wider programme on the UK-China relationship.

FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference

April 01, 2014
Contact: James

Our Chair, James Hallwood will be speaking at FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference (3rd-5th April) on the Friday morning discussing the topic of "Youth guarantee: Implementing and complementing" - alongside:

Kaisa Penny, YES president
Ignacio Doreste, ETUC Youth Officer for youth employment, EESC member
Representative of SOLIDAR
James will be present throughout the conference as well as the "Europe we want to create" workshop with the FEPS Academics Network and Young European Socialists. If you can make it do come and say hello.

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