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BURC Learner-Led Provision

The views and experiences of some recent participants.

Guiding Principles working with group dynamics

Managing Diversity

Most people believe in the golden rule: treat others as you want to be treated. The implicit assumption is that how you want to be treated is how others want to be treated. But when you look at this proverb through a diversity perspective, you begin to ask the question: what does respect look like; does it look the same for everyone? Does it mean saying hello in the morning, or leaving someone alone, or making eye contact when you speak?

Cross community cross border study visit to Palestine & Israel

A recent study visit to Palestine and Israel by a cross community and cross border group with BURC gave participants an opportunity to view, from a very different and yet somehow similar cultural perspective, the impact of trauma on families and communities in a conflict society.  Twenty three people, made up of BURC staff and volunteers, community activists involved in local cross community development work, workers from agencies such as The Youth Justice Agency, Belfast City Council, and The174 Trust, as well as participants from Co Donegal, set off from Belfast mid-September to Bethlehe

Stories of Hope: Tourism programme Showcase Event

Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Belfast Interface Project and Tell It In Colour recently hosted a night of storytelling with young people enaging in the Leonardo Mobility Project on the Belfast Barge.

Hola! Spanish Tourism Programme

Hospitality Industry Skills Training and Professional Experience in Spain  



18 to 24 year-olds interested in the tourism and hospitality industry



Local: Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

European: Spain



September - December 2013


For more information

Come along to one of our open night on the 19th or 23rd August in BURC.





On 29th May BURC organised Event Connect to support individuals who are interested in placements in the arts industry this summer.  With organisers from Ramelton to Enniskillen via Strabane, this was a great opportunity for arts students, those interested in event management to develop employable skills for the arts and events sector.


Mid Wife Crisis


Celebration of Nelson Mandela


A South African group made up of four different tripe’s and proveniences residing in Letterkenny and who have links & contacts in Dublin and Northern Ireland are currently participating in a Historical Peace Project. The group  have a common interest in the Life  and journey of Nelson Mandela and the legacy of Peace & Reconciliation that continues for the South African people.

Celebrating the Power of Women

The CONCENSUS Initiative of the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre presents ‘Celebrating Powerful Women,’ an event to showcase how women in local communities overcome social, economic and personal adversity. 

Guest speakers Sunny Jacobs and her husband Peter Pringle will discuss how they overcame adversity; Sunny and Peter served a combined total of 32 years on Death Row, in America and Ireland respectively, before their cases were overturned and they were exonerated.


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