• The reality of rights, independence, choice and inclusion for adults with learning disabilities

      Presland, John Richard (University of Bedfordshire, 2013-07)
      The aim of this qualitative research study is to explore the reality of rights, independence, choice and inclusion for adults with learning disabilities; these represent key principles in government policy on this service user group, as set out in Valuing People (2001). The role of professionals (specifically Care Managers) in acting as allies to people with learning disabilities is also considered. The literature review explores the impact of social policy, the interventions arising from it, and the role of professionals, in the lives of people with learning disabilities over the last one hundred years. Focus Groups are used to explore the themes emerging from the literature review with a local group of people with learning disabilities and Care Managers. Originally Direct Payments and now Personal Budgets offer a means of making choices outside of specialist services. Expectations of people with learning disabilities regarding the relationships and models of support to which they aspire are explored, together with issues of communication – written and verbal. The importance of connecting people’s past influences and experiences with the present and future are identified, acknowledging that the story of social policy is also a personal story of people’s lived experiences. The dilemmas Care Managers face in carrying out their assessment role also emerge from the research. The application of social work values and reflective practice for Care Managers is identified as a significant aspect of professional practice.
    • Recovery-based rescheduling and optimisation of batch production processes

      Tan, Yaqing (University of Bedfordshire, 2012-09)
      Batch production processes are widely used in the process industries, applied to produce high-value added products with great varieties but in small volumes. The dynamic features of batch production processes contribute to the flexibility of the processes, but also pose big challenges to process scheduling problems. Moreover, disturbances in such a dynamic environment intensify its complexity. In this work, scheduling and rescheduling models on batch production processes are proposed, considering parallel machines allocation, storage capacity and waiting. The rescheduling model addresses process disturbances, such as machine breakdown and rush orders, in a recovery-based approach, which uses the original schedules as a guide to diminish the deviations between new and original schedules. Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Constraint Programming (CP) are applied to solve the models, but the rescheduling model built by CP can be applied to original schedules created by any techniques. According to case studies and experiments on the proposed scheduling and rescheduling approaches, it is found that CP has a better performance for scheduling and rescheduling problems with complex constraints although it cost longer time than GA. It is also found that rush orders exerted bigger influences on the batch production process than machine breakdowns, especially when the breakdowns do not happen on the ‘bottleneck’ machines.
    • Reducing edible food waste in the UK food manufacturing supply chain through collaboration

      Shah, Pramitkumar (University of Bedfordshire, 2017-06)
      The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between food manufacturing supply chain (FMSC) collaboration, collaborative effectiveness and edible food waste (EF) waste reduction; and also identify the key dimensions of collaboration and collaborative effectiveness in the context of the FMSC. A conceptual framework was built based on thorough relevant literature review and theory. Then all items of the conceptual framework were revised by academics and practitioners. The model was empirically tested with survey data using 122 responses from food manufacturing firms, using PLS-SEM. The findings indicated that the structural paths support hypotheses that FMSC collaboration has a positive effect related to collaborative effectiveness, and collaborative effectiveness has a strong contribution in EF waste (over-production of EF waste, processing of EF waste and storage of EF waste) reduction. However, the direct impact of FMSC collaboration on EF waste (over-production of EF waste, processing of EF waste and storage of EF waste) reduction is insignificant. A mediation analysis showed that the relationship between FMSC collaboration and EF waste is fully mediated by collaborative effectiveness. This research brought relational view theory for the concept of FMSC collaboration and collaborative effectiveness into the FMSC context, which has not previously been done, and developed and validated those constructs and relationships. The UK FMSC members would benefit from applying all dimensions of FMSC collaboration in this study to their supply chain operation to achieve greater collaborative effectiveness, and that will lead to reducing EF waste.
    • A rental Digital Rights Management framework which allows user to lend books and notes

      Vyas, Rohit (University of Bedfordshire, 2012-01)
      With new technologies come new challenges and opportunities. The upsurge in use of tablets and readers has led to increase in eBooks usage in recent years. But there lies some key differences in eBooks and print books which are often seen as a hurdle in the growth of eBook market. Firstly an eBook provider delivers eBooks with access control technologies known as Digital Rights Management which makes it difficult for the consumers to use eBooks as print Books. Secondly eBook renting is not widely used as print book renting and lastly users cannot lend eBooks as they do in case of print books. This project analyses the digital rights management schemes and provides a suitable framework which has an interoperable rental DRM framework which allows users to lend eBooks and notes.
    • Replication and availability in decentralised online social networks

      Hassan, Adil (University of Bedfordshire, 2017)
      During the last few years’ online social networks (OSNs) have become increasingly popular among all age groups and professions but this has raised a number of issues around users’ privacy and security. To address these issues a number of attempts have been made in the literature to create the next generation of OSNs built on decentralised architectures. Maintaining high data availability in decentralised OSNs is a challenging task as users themselves are responsible for keeping their profiles available either by staying online for longer periods of time or by choosing trusted peers that can keep their data available on their behalf. The major findings of this research include algorithmically determining the users’ availability and the minimum number of replicas required to achieve the same availability as all mirror nodes combined. The thesis also investigates how the users’ availability, replication degree and the update propagation delay changes as we alter the number of mirror nodes their online patterns, number of sessions and session duration. We found as we increase the number of mirror nodes the availability increases and becomes stable after a certain point which may vary from node to node as it directly depends on the node’s number of mirror nodes and their online patterns. Moreover, we also found the minimum number of replicas required to achieve the same availability as all mirror nodes combined and update propagation delay directly depends on mirror nodes’ number of sessions and session duration. Furthermore, we also found as we increase the number of sessions with reduced session lengths the update propagation delay between the mirror nodes starts to decrease. Thus resulting in spreading the updates faster as compared to mirror nodes with fewer sessions but of longer durations.
    • Representation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrants

      Holt, Dollin Wilson Ovaroh (University of Bedfordshire, 2007-07)
      The study is an assessment of the proposition that the British media coverage of African and African Caribbean minority ethnic communities is permeated with 'othering'. It analysed the mode of accounting and explaining mobilised by some of the national press regarding racial unrest, focusing particularly on those major events that served to narrativise and recompose the image of immigrants as the 'other' in the context of articulating Britishness. These are Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech in 1968 and the Brixton disturbance of 1981. A content/frame analysis of newspaper coverage of these events was carried out. Seymore-Ure's analysis of the media's response to Powell's speech in The Political Impact of Mass Media (1974) served as major point of reference. In addition, the study explored through in-dept interviews the relationship between lived experiences and popular media discourses in an attempt to gauge the extent to which interviewees' memories cohered or not with the media's account of events involving black people; and which news stories have had significant and formative impact on the experiences of other-ness.
    • Representations of female sexual desire in four novels by women from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

      Castellano, Viviana (University of Bedfordshire, 2013-10)
      This thesis discusses the way in which female sexual desire is represented in four novels written by women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It analyses the protagonists’ wish for sexual fulfilment and emancipation and explores the extent to which these novels may be regarded as proto-feminist. Drawing primarily upon the theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Butler, Toril Moi, and Sigmund Freud, the thesis will examine Fantomina (1725) by Eliza Haywood, Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796) by Mary Hays, Aurora Floyd (1863) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin. It argues that each text offers an exposé of the power of the patriarchal social order which seeks to define and dominate a woman’s capacity for sexual desire. The findings show that each of the female protagonists may be seen as a strong and fearless heroine, but each one may also be seen as a victim of an oppressive patriarchy. The study concludes that although positive and negative elements co-exist within these novels, by interrogating their different representations of female sexual desire it is possible to acquire a more nuanced understanding of the texts and their contribution to the liberation of women.
    • Research and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategy

      Twelvetree, Timothy James (University of BedfordshireUniversity of Bedfordshire, 1999-12)
      The following thesis presents an analysis of power and control in the English National Health Service. Notably, it focuses upon power and control over knowledge; over defining what is 'valid' knowledge; over the production of that valid knowledge; and over how, what, when and where that knowledge is used in everyday clinical practice. The issue reaches to the heart of professional conception and definition and hence, control over professions themselves. The thesis attempts to demonstrate the relationship between the different professional groups in the NHS, through the analysis of national, regional and local documents, and interviews with managers, doctors, nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists in three case studies, the thesis shows the complex pattern of relations and behaviour at play. Particular attention is paid to Michael Power's notion of audit and the 'Audit Explosion', which provides a framework for the thesis, and to the work of Michel Foucault, especially his ideas about power, control and panopticism. These are used as a useful metaphor to understand and explain NBS research and audit in relation to the NHS professions. The thesis ends with a cross-case analysis which draws together the rich variety of data and concludes with an analysis of the wider sociological implications ofthe thesis.
    • Research into the application of employee engagement

      Bell, John William Hans (University of Bedfordshire, 2012-08)
      Literature on employee engagement was reviewed to establish the state of knowledge and was found to be inconclusive. Multiple authors consider employee engagement to be a combination of prior constructs, and therefore not providing anything additive, whilst others consider it to be distinct in its own right. Furthermore, the specific definition by those authors that do claim it to be distinct is not consistent. A range of employee focus groups were conducted to establish an employee-led definition of employee engagement and its drivers. This was then followed by a range of employee attitude surveys. This multi-year research was conducted in a global mining organisation in multiple geographic locations.
    • A research project to aid Volleyball England meet their ‘increasing participation’ funding requirement

      Hills, Jade (University of Bedfordshire, 2016-09)
      Since 2003, National Governing Bodies of sport have had an increasing accountability for meeting the targets set within their Whole Sport Plans. Recent sport policies have reiterated the importance of gathering insight into customer needs in order to create evidence based programmes to achieve behaviour change in relation to increasing participation. This study aims to gather insight into the reasons for participation in volleyball, the barriers which prevent individuals from participating, and possible solutions to overcome those barriers and increase participation. Following a pragmatic paradigm and a grounded theory methodology, the study utilised five different research methods; an online questionnaire; telephone interviews; an email questionnaire; face-to-face interviews; and a document analysis. The main findings in this study relate to the barriers to participation and suggested solutions to overcome those barriers. The main barriers to participation found within the online questionnaire were having other commitments (n=106), lack of time (n=99) and access to facilities being limited or non-existent (n=75). With regard to suggested solutions, the main suggestions were time slots to fit individual lifestyles (n=92), knowledge of where to play (n=69) and wider volleyball coverage in the media (n=57). These findings are discussed in more depth within the telephone interviews and email questionnaires results, findings regarding volleyball participation, reasons for participation, and the importance of insight for National Governing Bodies are also studied. Overall, this thesis demonstrates the complex nature of sport policy and funding for National Governing Bodies, whilst providing Volleyball England with an understanding of how to increase their recreational volleyball participation figures.
    • The resilience of alternative community states driven by priority effects: a microcosm investigation

      Bright, Emma (University of Bedfordshire, 2018-11)
      Within an ecosystem, there are a variety of interactions between species which affect the overall community. One of the strongest influences of community structure within a habitat is the order in which species arrive and establish; resulting in populations either coexisting or excluding one another to extinction. This can either be invading species excluding residents (competitive exclusion) or residents excluding invaders (priority effects), often due to freely depleting any shared resources before invaders arrive. Priority effects are predicted to be weaker when the invasion occurs simultaneously with warming towards and above the thermal tolerance of one species as the pressure put on the species can be too much to allow a population to grow or establish to survive. This experiment investigated whether an 8°C temperature range altered protist ability to invade or be invaded in simple aquatic microcosms, where the order of invasion of Colpidium and Tetrahymena was varied. I measured the changes to population density of both species over time, to identify changes in maximum population density and time to extinction. Results showed very strong priority effects between the two species, but this was never affected by temperature. In all treatments, resident Tetrahymena could never be invaded by Colpidium. However, Tetrahymena can invade resident Colpidium and populations can coexist for weeks, but Colpidium always eventually exclude Tetrahymena to extinction. The only factors temperature affected were maximum population density and time to extinction in single species microcosms, with earlier extinction and lower maximum population densities at warmer temperatures. This study suggests that arrival of species into an environment is vital in determining the final habitat composition. Although temperature does not affect priority effects, it does alter the duration species may be able to survive and coexist, which could be fundamental in conservation work in a world with changing habitats and climates.
    • Role ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case study

      Bako, Mandy Jollie (University of Bedfordshire, 2014-08)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate role ambiguity and role conflict amongst the academic and administrative staff of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and to determine the differences that exist between them in this perception. The study also examined the impact of demographical variables such as gender, age, educational qualification and tenure on role perception. The questionnaire consisted of demographic questions and Role Perception Questionnaire developed by Rizzo et al., (1970) to measure role ambiguity and role conflict. A response rate of 53.5% from a total of 200 questionnaires was achieved. The results of the statistical analysis computed established a statistically significant difference in the perception of role ambiguity between the groups, but no significant difference was found in their perception of role conflict. The academic staff perceived significantly higher role ambiguity than the administrative staff, but no significant difference was recorded in their perception of role conflict. Educational qualification and gender had a significant impact on role perception of the academic staff, but did not have any significant relationship with the administrative staff’s perception of role. Tenure and age did not have any significant impact on role perception of the groups investigated. The study confirmed a positive correlation between role ambiguity with role conflict with an insignificant correlation value (r = .45). Recommendations for future research and implementation for universities administrators were made.
    • Role of UAE courts in international commercial arbitration

      Abdullah, Muhammad Tahir (University of BedfordshireUniversity of Bedfordshire, 2013-06-28)
      Concept of arbitration has been prevalent, historically, in the Middle East since the early days of Islam. The arbitral process has been problematic in the UAE however, it has not been until recently that the UAE has recognized the importance of arbitration as a powerful dispute resolution alternative and revised its legislation to accommodate the proceedings of domestic and international arbitration. In the past, foreign investors have been reluctant to select the UAE seat for their arbitration proceedings. There has been a perception that, as a general rule, the practice of international commercial arbitration in the Middle East is still in its infancy. The UAE is now demonstrating to the international community that it has the necessary infrastructure and laws in place to successfully count itself as one of the key arbitration players, alongside London, Paris and Hong Kong. This has been the result of the UAE updating their laws, reforming dispute resolution practice and procedures and through the establishment of key regional arbitration centres. The UAE's accession to the New York Convention was also seen as a significant step in demonstrating the UAE's commitment to foreign investors and the international community. Under Federal Decree No. 43 of 2006, the UAE managed to accede to the New York Convention. The UAE's accession is considered as a mile stone towards provision for a more straightforward arbitral process and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in other Convention states. As a recent development, the UAE has evidenced the joint venture between the Dubai International Financial Centre ('the DIFC') and the London Court of International Arbitration ('the LCIA'), in February 2009, to create the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre ('the DIFC~LCIA'). The DIFC-LCIA operates alongside the longer-established Dubai International Arbitration Centre ('the DlAC'). Both offer their own procedural rules and regulations for the amicable settlement of disputes through arbitration. The Courts role is vital in an arbitral proceeding in any jurisdiction. Although arbitration is believed as a court-free, independent forum for dispute resolution; the court plays fundamental role to ensure that the arbitral proceeding is taking place in a moderate and independent decorum. The UAE Court's role towards the International commercial arbitration has been very problematic and the courts historically used to intervene in the arbitral proceeding over tiny issues. The new UAE arbitration laws has changed the situation and curtailed the courts powers to interfere the arbitral proceeding. At present, the arbitration in the UAE is more independent and straightforward. The proposed UAE arbitration law has much more similarities with the Model Law UNCITRAL and meets the International standards. A lot of work still has to be done in order to make the arbitration more independent, straightforward and friendly in the UAB. The Court's role is vital and is required to be more supportive then it is at present in the arbitral process.
    • The ruin and the circular narrative

      Hon, Gordon (University of Bedfordshire, 2003-08)
      This study constitutes the written component of a practice based Masters by Research in Fine Art. The research arises from my practice as an artist working in film and video in which I have come across links between the representation of ruins and aspects of narrative structure that have suggested the possibility that the ruin represents a nodal point in the work. Ruins have tended to be treated thematically by art historians and theorists and I will demonstrate that there are very few attempts to take the subject beyond the role of metaphor or allegory. However, Jacques Derrida has taken the idea of ruins into the idea of origin and it is this insight that lies at the core of this study. This leads to the idea of the ruin as a condensation of the end and beginning thereby giving it an important role in relation to narrative structure. The circular narrative is a form in which the end and beginning are stitched together at the same theoretical point as the ruin. In terms of practice the circular structure is explored in the form of film and video loops in which the circle structures the way the works physical production, its contextual background, its content and the ways in which it can be interpreted. Underlining this is Derrida's idea that the ruin is always already present at the origin of the work. These ideas are also combined with Freud's theory of the Death Instinct which is rooted in the compulsion to repeat. I have extended Peter Brooks' linking of the Death Instinct with linear narrative structure to include the circular narrative and tested this against my studio practice and the work of another artists, a writer and a film maker. In combining this link between the Death Instinct and the circular narrative with the ruin I have used the Freudian Theory of Primal Phantasies. This was also done to resolve the link with fantasy that was identified at the beginning of the project. My argument ends with the consolidation of these strands with Elisabeth Bronfen's use of the navel as a symbolic intervention into the conventional structures of psychoanalysis. In conclusion the identification of this nodal point in the structure of the work is shown to present an example of the ways in which theory and practice in contemporary art can be dynamically combined. In this way the art work is not only the result of the context from which it has emerged but also provides the means of interrogating that context.
    • Security threats and intrusion detection models in WLAN

      Gambiraopet, Chandra Shekar (University of Bedfordshire, 2009-10)
      In this world of high speed data networks the Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have steadily come into popularity because of its flexibility, easy to install, cost efficient and most importantly less time consuming (since it does not involve laying of wires like that of the wired networks) when compared to the traditional wired LANs and therefore enterprises and home owners alike are switching to the wireless technology. Though this network solves some of the problems faced by the wired LANs, such as the cost factor, it has its own drawbacks; security being the main issue. Both wired and wireless LANs have security issues, but since the data transmission in a WLAN takes place in a wireless medium, it has some additional security threats. This report gives a clear insight into the security issues of the WLANs and gives the counter measures to be taken to minimize those threats. The other issue is the „intrusion in the network‟. This issue is also dealt with by providing a concise report about the intrusion detection system, its methods and models.
    • Sensorial perception: empowering dance practice embodiment through live and virtual environments

      Lee, Lucie (University of Bedfordshire, 2013-03)
      This thesis presents a phenomenological study exploring the practice of creating movement in live and virtual environments. The title of this study is Sensory Perception: Empowering dance embodiment through live and virtual environments. The aims of this study are: to experience the sensorial embodiment within live and virtual environments; and to understand the cognitive responses to a set of visual moving images that are mediated through the visual perception of the participant. This study was conducted by the author Lucie Lee in 2012-2013 at the University of Bedfordshire. The theoretical underpinning for this study used mainly two French phenomenological philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1859-1941) and Henri Louis Bergeson (1908-1961). This thesis discusses other cultural theories, which were contextualised in theoretical and practical approaches to this study such as post-modernism in dance, Liveness defined by Philip Auslander (1999) and Embodying theory (1998) described by Sarah Rubidge. The other component of this practice led research focuses on cognitive science. This study uses the software developed by Mark Coniglio founder of Troika Ranch Dance Company, call Isadora. This software provides the level of interaction needed for this study. Although the software was developed for creative application of technology in performance, in this investigation it acts as a research tool. Through the software’s applications the explorative creative tasks were interactive and utilised in the live and virtual environments. This practice-led research adopts the methodology of practice as research and an approach developed by performance theorist Professor Robin Nelson (2006). It also draws on the improvisatory processes of two American dancers and practitioners Alma Hawkins (1991) and Anna Halprin (1995). The improvisation technique deployed in this study is directly linked to Feldenkrais Method (1972). The explorative tasks were practically undertaken by a dancer in order to explore the role of sensory perception with improvisatory context. Wassily Kandinsky’s (1866-1984) works were used as a stimulus within this method to engage the performer in the use of colours and objects within creative tasks. In conclusion, the thesis highlights the importance of the development within the practice-led process of the processes and methods undertaken by the researcher and dancer. The summary of findings of this research created several practical improvisatory short scores with ten minute durations. The future developments of this research study are outlined in this conclusion chapter.
    • Should universities and social work employers use mentors in the revised post qualifying social work education structure?

      Holmes, Carolyn Mary (University of Bedfordshire, 2008)
      Within social work Post Qualifying (PQ) education awards, the mentor advises and sometimes assesses qualified social workers' performance and written work against set national criteria. Is this a valued and unambiguous role that should be carried forward when the new PQ framework starts in 2006 or is it one that should be questioned and analysed? This study explores whether mentoring could be used within the new PQ framework, by considering the results of ten semistructured in-depth interviews with managers and academics involved in the strategic and operational provision of PQSW in the Advance PQ Consortium. A review of the literature showed the value of mentoring and details of the outgoing PQ mentor role. It is concluded that the expectations of the new workplace assessor role are apt, including the skills of mentoring and coaching, which are taught on new PQ courses. It is recommended that generic mentoring schemes, whereby one person assists a less experienced individual to focus on his or her personal and professional development should be available within social care agencies for all social workers as part of a human resource strategy. It is suggested that mentoring and assessment roles should be included and remunerated within social workers' job descriptions. Moreover, this would formalise social workers' contribution to their and others continuous professional and personal development, support the new PQ framework, the GSCC Codes of Practice (2002) and contribute to staff retention.
    • ‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voice

      Duddridge, Daniel (University of Bedfordshire, 2006-01)
      This experimental short novel and thesis examines the techniques used by Jack Kerouac and Alan Bissett, to create a 'natural voice' and my efforts to achieve similar effects. In 'Small Trip' I explore the techniques and methods Kerouac used when writing his book, On the Road experimenting with syntactic drive, stream of consciousness and 'spontaneous prose' styling. I wanted to see how the natural voice is supported through the characterisation and setting of the story. In addition I studied experimental typographical techniques from Alan Bissett and B.S. Johnson and used Bissett's typographical and syntactic techniques to add energy and intensity to the narrators 'voice'. I examine the role of the narrator, the use of autobiographical material within this genre, and discuss the way in which the writer's 'self-mining' contributes to the natural voice. I found Kerouac's method of writing continuously without a formal plan was an effective device to generate a consistent 'natural voice' but caused problems with plot development and range within the characters.
    • Smart cites forensics - evaluating the challenges of MK Smart City Forensics

      Okai, Ebenezer (University of Bedfordshire, 2019-06-18)
      The purpose of this research identifies what challenges are associated with MK Smart Data Hub forensics. MK Smart project holds its place as one of the Smart Cities’ projects in the United Kingdom and central to this project is the MK Data Hub which holds a vast amount of data from various data sources. The first phase of the project involves looking at the MK Smart project ultimately emphasising on the projects aims, objectives, achievements and some of the trial projects that have been carried on. The second phase involves in-depth research into the MK Data Hub which is the integral of the project. There will be an evaluation of data received from the different data sources such as sensors on the Data Hub. This will also examine how data is stored, types of data stored, data structure and finally evaluate these data with current digital forensic tools and techniques to see the challenges associated with MK Smart forensics. The project objectives are to perform detailed research into the MK Smart project focusing on the aims, current achievement, detailed research into the MK Data Hub which is the central infrastructure of the MK Project, analysis of different types of datasets available on the Data Hub, evaluation of the existing digital forensics tools and techniques and its limitations to Smart city forensics, evaluation of the current challenges facing Smart city forensics and evaluation of the MK Data hub and detailed research into its forensic investigation challenges. Once the objectives are met, a result will be generated to determine the proposed solution to forensically collect evidence from the MK Data Hub.
    • Socially engaged graphic design - future prospects

      Skopinska, Anna (University of Bedfordshire, 2011-02)
      Good design and socially engaged design were studied in the broad context of the existing neoliberal political status quo. The definition and main features of good design were established based on: examples of good pieces of design, design history and core books on the subject. In this piece were discussed: ethical dimension of graphic design profession, sustainability in graphic design, political context of works as well as the graphic designer himself, the importance of choices he/she makes. The idea was raised here that socially engaged graphic design may be an extremely powerful medium for the communication of ideas and may help to shape society’s awareness. The research conducted included meeting selected graphic design professionals from the United Kingdom and Poland who actively act in socially engaged graphic design and make an important mark in public discussion. The subject of socially engaged graphic design was researched practically in a form of Grafik Rebel Magazine. The magazine and its blog have become a great platform for communicating ideas to the wider public.