Category Archives: Media

Guardian learning visit

UpRisers were invited to the Guardian’s offices by Comment is Free editor Natalie Hanman to learn more about the Guardian and how they can get involved in writing articles for it! The UpRisers received a tour of the newsroom and met with Guardian journalists Natalie Hanman, Afua Hirsch, Paul Lewis and Matthew Taylor to find […]

Pump up the volume!

The January 2010 UpRising learning session was all about how to ‘pump up the volume’ through the media. During the session practitioners ran workshops on how to get a message across through the through the press, broadcast and online media. Channel 4 presenter Keme Nzerem ran a workshop with UpRisers on how to take part […]

Al Jazeera hosts UpRisers

A group of UpRisers were hosted by the Al Jazeera’s London bureau for a learning visit on 25 September 2009.  The visit included a Q&A session with the Programme Editor of the News Desk, Richard Martin, and Programme Producer Stephen Phelps, a visit around the different studios and a conversation with Russell Beard, who works on […]

Eight UpRisers at “The World at One”

Eight UpRisers visited BBC Television Centre on 28 July 2009 to find out what goes on behind the scenes at top political Radio 4 show “The World at One”. The UpRisers were given a glimpse of the inner workings of the BBC by Political Correspondent Terry Stiastny, who took them on a tour of the […]

Hollie Ridley interviewed on Radio 4 about social mobility

UpRiser Hollie Ridley and Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, were interviewed on BBC Radio 4 programme Broadcasting House about social mobility. Broadcasting House is one of the BBC’s flagship programmes with around 2 million listeners. Hollie Ridley spoke about some of the challenges she has faced coming from a working class family in […]

UpRisers discuss Obama election on Radio 4

UpRisers Eusi Anderson, Georgina Colegate-Stone, Zarlasht Halaimzai, Gerald Nkrumah and Hamza Saeed took part in a discussion on BBC Radio 4 about the election of Barack Obama and what it meant to them. They were interviewed by Terry Stiastny for the PM programme. You can listen to their thoughts by clicking here.

UpRising covered in The Guardian

Articles by Mary O’Hara and John Harris feature UpRising The launch of the UpRising leadership programme received coverage in The Guardian. A feature by Mary O’Hara in the Society Guardian covered the lecture given by Rosabeth Moss Kanter at the launch of UpRising.  It can be read by clicking here. UpRising also received a mention […]

Let power reflect the people

UpRising has been mentioned in an article written by Rushanara Ali and published in Society Guardian on the 20th of February 2008. The article titled “Let power reflect the people” explores the disconnect between power holders in the UK and the population. UpRising is aimed at positively addressing this disconnect. To read the aricle, click […]