Research digest: ‘Lessons in navigation’
29 March 2022 | Authors: Richard Harries,
Nearly a quarter of a century after Google introduced the world to the joys of online searching (and the dangers of the filter bubble), user experience is all – and as we add ever more material to the Institute for
‘Putting young people in the driving seat of research can steer better youth support’
28 March 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,
Helen Goulden shares a new report, and celebrates greater participation of young people in the research sector.
‘Greater diversity among councillors matters. Here’s why.’
22 March 2022 | Authors: Victoria Boelman,
Victoria Boelman asks what we can all do to increase the diversity of people putting themselves forward for local elections.
Research digest: ‘Variety is the spice of life’
25 February 2022 | Authors: Richard Harries,
Good news! If you’re looking for a break from endless critiques of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper, you’ve come to the right place. This series of research digests is all about taking the longer view and making sense of
Exploring marginalisation with ‘compassion and empathy’
25 February 2022
In an ambitious project, undergraduate students from the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Science and Public Policy at Kings College London, were partnered with community researchers to identify issues of marginalisation or exclusion in their local areas. Funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the
‘More must be done to confront online racism’
18 February 2022
Research led and directed by peer researchers on the Kickstart scheme explores the role social media plays in amplifying discrimination, hate and abuse.
Research digest: ‘None of us is as smart as all of us’
25 January 2022 | Authors: Richard Harries,
We at the Institute for Community Studies are an ambitious bunch. In the summer of 2021, we embarked on a project to collect in one place everything we know about what’s working in communities across the UK and beyond. Six
‘Empowering young people will drive better mental health support’
25 January 2022
Having struggled with her own mental health, 16-year-old Eva Woods is currently working as a peer researcher in secondary schools, talking to other young people seeking support.
‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’
21 January 2022
We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy.
‘A time to recharge, renew – and participate in your future’
19 January 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,
The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’
8 December 2021
Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme.
‘To make lasting change, we need more than slogans’
7 December 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,
Partnership and community-driven action are key to reducing inequalities, building stronger local economies, and addressing our national and global challenges, says Lydia Ragoonanan.