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Youth related research events and activities at UCL this November

By UCL Global Youth, on 5 November 2018

CfP: Researching with/ for/ about youth and young people, 11th February 2019, 13.00 – 17.00pm, UCL-Institute of Education

Following the success of our methods workshop last year, the CGY is organising a second workshop to explore the challenges of researching with/ for/ about youth and young people. These challenges may include accessing young people and young lives, tackling ethical issues, or self-care for the researcher when researching youth who have experienced trauma. The innovations may include new(ish) methods (e.g. using social media for data collection) or ‘old’ methods that have been updated to reflect the challenges of your particular project.

This will be an open, informal, and multi-disciplinary forum. If you would like to present your research methods at this event, please send an expression of interest to Avril Keating (a.keating@ucl.ac.uk) by 15th December 2018. This expression of interest should include: your name, institutional affiliation, the proposed title of your presentation, and a short abstract (200 words).

We especially welcome abstracts from researchers using innovative methods and/ or Early Career Researchers (including PhD students). Researchers working in a non-academic setting are also very welcome to submit an abstract and/ or attend.

New project: Exploring the dynamics of globalisation for young people in coastal communities

The aim of this project is to identify research methods and cross-disciplinary intersections that will give us greater insight into how the dynamics of globalisation are shaping youth aspirations and attitudes towards mobility and migration. In 2019, we plan to organise two inter-disciplinary workshops for UCL researchers; exchange knowledge on emerging theories and methods of researching these themes; and conduct a pilot of some of these methods.

This project is funded by UCL Grand Challenges, and led by Avril Keating (CGY), Johanna Waters (Geography) and Claire Cameron and Abigail Knight (TCRU). To find out more, click here.

8 November: Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities  As part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) will explore recent research on the impact of gender on the occupational aspirations of young people of different ethnic groups. Find more details here:

 15-16 November: LLAKES Centre Conference on Young Adults, Inequality and the Generational Divide: Learning and Life Chances in an Era of Uncertainty

This 2-day conference explores the changing opportunities structures for young adults in the context of growing inequality and economic uncertainty. For more details, click here.

If you would like us to add your event to this list, email us at globalyouth@ucl.ac.uk

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