Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. They make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. Their core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. There are over 25,000 students studying in the four campuses throughout Northern Ireland.
The University of Ulster has been developing innovative teaching in the area of Restorative Practices since 2004. They offer an access level and a post-graduate programme in Restorative Practices. Their students include practitioners and managers from the criminal justice, child care, education, and community sectors.
The project team at UU:
Hugh Campbell (Team Leader-Senior Lecturer in Restorative Practices) has co-designed and co-led the Restorative Practices in the university since 2003. Prior to this he was Director of the degree course in community youth work. With Tim Chapman he wrote the Practice Manual for Youth Conferencing, The Excluded Adolescent – A Report on Social Exclusion and Young People in N.I, and “Growing up on the Streets of Belfast“. Previously he was an Principal Officer with Save the Children.
Tim Chapman (‘Alternative’ Programme Lead, Lecturer in Restorative Practices) has co-designed and co-led the Restorative Practices in the university since 2003. He evaluated the Police Restorative Justice Programme (Northern Ireland Office), wrote ‘Evidence Based Practice’ for the UK Home Office and ‘Time to Grow’ (Russell House) summarising research into working with young people who offend and developing a motivational model of effective practice. Previously he was an Assistant Chief Probation Officer and a criminal justice consultant.
Derick Wilson (Reader in Education) was a detached youth worker, Director of the Corrymeela Reconciliation Centre and a Rowntree Research Fellow on reconciliation. With colleagues he developed policy principles of Equity, Diversity and Interdependence underpinning a ‘Shared Future‘ from research on community relations across 10 sectors. He was academic associate to the Victims and Survivors Forum and co-editor for the Sage Youth and Policy edition on ‘Restorative and Inter Gen