24th March 2023: 7.00pm

How to be a changemaker
We live in a time of multiple challenges — environmental, economic, political, social and health-related, amongst others. A time of global change.

Part of:

Democracy Day 2023

How can ordinary people make a difference, politically and socially, to these challenges and others? How can we utilise the UK Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly to make change? How can we become ‘changemakers’?

This event will delve into political and social engagement by hearing first-hand experiences of local activists sharing their expertise, guidance and inspiration to all future changemakers, no matter how small the change.

This event will be hosted by Dr. Róise Connolly, Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, who will interview local activists from a range of backgrounds, on effective campaigning, achieving positive change, and the qualities of a of an effective changemaker. The event will feature a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions of the panel.

The event will also launch ‘Introduction to making political and social change’ a new short course from The Open University’s free learning platform OpenLearn.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.

date & time

date & time

Fri. 24thth March
Duration: 1.5 hours



Accidental Theatre, Shaftesbury Square



Free Admission

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