‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’

30 November 2021 | Authors: Chelsea McDonagh,

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.

Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.

24 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.

Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and today’s changemakers

23 November 2021

The COP26 youth march earlier this month saw thousands of young people skip school to demand action to address the climate crisis. Activists Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Xiye Bastida joined the rally, supporting other young people across the world to take social action and speak up for their future.

In the fight for climate change, everyone has something to contribute

9 November 2021

We need both technology and human partnerships to tackle the climate crisis, says activist Daze Aghaji

Beyond the ‘blah, blah, blah’: we need a new kind of climate activism

4 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Helen Goulden reflects on people power and partnership as tools for change – and says the cacophony around COP26 speaks volumes.

For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’

5 October 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

The government has pledged greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK – but change must be informed by people it most affects, says Lydia Ragoonanan

Job interviews disadvantage those on the autism spectrum. Here’s how.

24 August 2021

Interviews are a standard process in recruitment – but are they a fair way of assessing potential candidates?

‘It is time to connect the “civic journey” for our resilient generation’

29 July 2021

Dr Andy Mycock says empowering young people to become life-long engaged, active citizens must be a key ambition for any democratic society.

The shift to remote working opened the door to my career in research

1 July 2021 | Authors: Amelia Clayton,

Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a sudden, I saw a career in the distance that I hadn’t even known existed.

Turning a critical gaze on the research profession

1 July 2021 | Authors: Victoria Boelman,

Today, in partnership with the Social Research Association (SRA), we are publishing the largest scale study to date of equality and diversity in the social research profession.

Embarking on a civic journey

21 June 2021

Today, we are announcing a transformational two-year research project, with generous support from the National Citizen Service CIC. Rooted in a powerful belief in community activism, entrepreneurial spirit and the civic potential of young people, we will be working with Huddersfield and

Levelling up and achieving an Upswing – Part III

22 April 2021

Matthew Flinders explains how a journey-based approach to youth engagement can have transformative potential.

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