Category Archives: Offers

Latest Offer: Analysis of new Stormont institutions

Stormont has 33 new MLAs and a cross-community opposition for the first time ever.

What does this mean for you, for your organisation, and for your campaign goals?

Breakfast, lunchtime and tea-time briefings with our Chair and one of Northern Ireland’s foremost political analysts, Ian James Parsley, are selling quickly!

Priced at just £195 and available to groups of any size, just contact us below, or via chairman<at>ultonia.com or 07956045764, to arrange.

FREE: Training on Electoral System

Aimed primarily at journalists and commentators, but also of use to campaigners, we are offer free advice on the Electoral System in Ireland and Northern Ireland as used in Dáil and Stormont elections as well as European and Local Council elections across the Island.

Particularly in Northern Ireland, analysis of likely electoral outcomes, even during the count itself, is harmed by misunderstandings about how the Single Transferable Vote system actually works.

Just drop us a note below, a tweet to @UltoniaComms or an email to info-at-ultonia.com to set up a free bespoke briefing!

Advocacy / Media Skills Course – Register Interest & Sign Up

NEW: SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE ONLINE HERE!

Time

Every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm for 10 weeks from 30 September, 2014.

Venue

Queen’s University, Belfast.

Objective

To deliver a practical awareness of what devolution means and how it works, and how you can monitor and influence it.

Outcome

Awareness of:
• how devolved institutions are financed and what the limitations of this are (both on public policy development and on application of devolved powers);
• what policy areas are devolved (both in practice and in theory);
• how devolution developed – the structure and culture of devolved institutions and how they came to develop this way;
• the future of devolution – including some comparison with similar situations elsewhere (notably Germany, Spain and the United States);
• public understanding of and attitudes towards devolution;
• lobbyists’ understand of and attitudes towards devolution; and
• the distinction between good and bad advocacy in a devolved setting.

The actual mechanics of devolution (e.g. how legislation is passed) will be noted, but do not form a fundamental part of the course (as they will usual be covered in other political or legal modules).

Method

Rather than a dry series of lectures about the theory of how policy and legislation is debated in devolved legislatures (and committees), the aim is to develop an interactive course from which students will derive a practical understanding (largely in fields of their own interest) of the challenges presented by devolution – both to those operating it and those seeking to influence it.

Delivery

The course will be delivered by Ian Parsley and Stephen Herron (see Team for bios).

Register

Register an interest here:

OR SIMPLY SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE ONLINE HERE!

New Social Media monitoring service

As part of our media monitoring we can now offer full social media monitoring.

Advantages to you include:

  • assessment of new comments across the Internet about you;
  • comparison of your mentions versus those of rivals/partners; and
  • detail of what is being said about you (and others) through social media and online in general.

This service is combined with specialised media monitoring providing a comprehensive “early warning” system around which you can plan your political communications, sales strategies and services.

available to clients in all sectors, either in combination with general communications/research services or as a stand-alone, priced at £395/month (€495/month).

Language Learning Kit

We offer innovative routes to quick language learning success, based on an entirely different approach to language learning.

One area of focus is core vocabulary – a file of which covering major Western European languages and some minority languages is downloadable free here.

Even with this file, we urge caution. Traditional learning methods emphasize like-for-like correspondences between words – for example “to ask” is usually given as “demander” in French and “fragen” in German. But what when it is “prier” in French and “bitten” in German? We move away from vocabulary building of that type, emphasizing instead that words must be learned in context.

Nevertheless, some core words – typically short and in frequent use – are essential to fluent use of any language. The file attached will be particularly useful to people who have any of:

  • passive competence in the target language;
  • competence in a language close to the target language (e.g. Spanish speakers heading on holiday to Italy); or
  • former competence in the target language.

Take a look, and feel free to comment on the left!

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Offers

Latest Offer

Are you a researcher with interviews you need transcribed? An academic with a tape-recorded survey that needs put in print?

Then contact us here – get three hours’ discussion transcribed for under €100 (£80)!

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