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“Reach out to the lone working mums out there”: Motherhood, self-care and solidarity

Bootcamp graduate Shaira reflects on how life has changed for her and her community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers some tips for self-care and solidarity.

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Everyday Activism participants speak out about how COVID-19 is affecting asylum seekers in the UK

Everyday Activism campaigners Joan and Loraine have been speaking out about their experiences during lockdown, and the difficulty of not being allowed to work during this crucial time.

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Fighting for Prisoner Rights: Prisons, Abolition and COVID-19

Jodie, a graduate of our most recent Bootcamp, shares her experience campaigning for prisoner rights and abolition in the midst of COVID-19. She also tells us about her new project, 'Our Empty Chair':

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An update from Campaign Bootcamp: all in-person trainings have been suspended

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, we have made the decision to suspend all in-person training until further notice. We will not be running residential Bootcamps until 2021.

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Top resources for running online trainings

Here are some great online resources, compiled by Bootcamp lead trainer Nim, on how to run a great online training!

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Post online training application and follow up: Top tips

What happens next? When your online training is coming to an end, how to you ensure participant engagement, evaluation and reflection? Nim shares their top tips in the final part of their blog-series.

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Running an engaging online training: Top tips

How do you stop people zoning out during an online training? How can you read facial expressions and body language when everyone is sat behind a screen? Here are Nim's top tips:

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Building trust in online trainings: Top tips

How do you build trust online? Bootcamp lead trainer Nim shares their top tips and tricks for 'building the container' in a virtual setting, including some great virtual icebreakers:

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Prepping your online training: Top tips

Preparing for an online training session can take a lot longer than real life sessions: here's a handy list of things to consider when preparing for your online training.

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Picking your tech for online trainings: Top tips

Zoom? Google Hangouts? Skype? How do you pick the right technology to host your online training? Bootcamp's lead trainer Nim shares their top tips below:

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Going virtual: Top tips for trainers and facilitators

Covid-19 means many campaigners and activists will be turning to online meetings to organise. Lead Bootcamp trainer Nim shares their top tips for running engaging virtual trainings.

Graduate Story :

Lotte Marley

Lotte is a campaigner with Brighton Youth Strikes for Climate, who helped organise Brighton’s Global Climate Strike in September 2019.

Graduate Story :

Esther Leighton

Esther is a disability justice campaigner who uses the law to fight for social change and accessibility on the high street. 

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Talking about Trolls: Activists share their experiences of online abuse

How do activists cope with facing abuse online? I spoke to two members of the Bootcamp community who have been trolled relentlessly for their work as campaigners. Here are 5 things I learned.

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Bootcampers in the media!

There’s been lots of campaigns led by Bootcamp alumni in the media recently. From environmental activism to fighting deportations, our community is leading change across the UK.

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