Stakeholder Event: School Engagement and Youth Transitions. Findings of the RESL.eu project

Disseminating new findings from the project Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu), our team from the  Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University and the University of Sheffield organised a half day event on the 9th of June 2017. The event brought together stakeholders, policy makers and researchers working on education and school-to-work transitions at a European, national and local level, with a focus on London.

Delegates were welcomed by MP Stephen Timms, followed by an introduction to the RESL.eu project by Prof Louise Ryan. The RESL.eu research team then presented some of the findings of their extensive research:

  • Dr Alessio D’Angelo and Neil Kaye: Preventing NEET by promoting engagement at school. Insights from a large-scale survey of young people in London
  • Prof Louise Ryan and Magdolna Lőrinc: The Opportunities and Challenges of Apprenticeships in England: alternative learning arenas or sites of exploitation

This was followed by a panel of young apprentices who took part in the research, then a round-table discussion on the Challenges of youth transition, youth unemployment and NEET with:

  • Yolande Burgess – London Councils
  • Peter Mathews – Ealing Connexions
  • Elaine Runswick – Barnet Council with Cambridge Education
  • Shelagh O’Connor – New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Mary Vine-Morris – Association of Colleges
  • Laura Walsh – YMCA

For the conference programme, follow this this link.

 

The project Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu) sought to investigate the patterns of and underlining reasons behind young people’s disengagement from education and leaving school without qualifications. In so doing, we have undertaken 5 years of intensive research with young people, schools, colleges, parents, employers, local authorities, NGOs, national and international policy makers. We have identified a range of complex challenges facing young people today, but also the diverse array of intervention measures put in place to support them.

The event represents a key stage in the development of the ‘Stakeholders Engagement Platform’ of RESL.eu and allows the research team to identify ways in which their research findings can have wider impact by informing the work of national and local education practitioners and policymakers.

 

 

Upcoming events

Stakeholder Event: School Engagement and Youth Transitions. Findings of the RESL.eu project

The project Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu) sought to investigate the patterns of and underlining reasons behind young people’s disengagement from education and leaving school without qualifications. In so doing, we have undertaken 5 years of intensive research with young people, schools, colleges, parents, employers, local authorities, NGOs, national and international policy makers. We have identified a range of complex challenges facing young people today, but also the diverse array of intervention measures put in place to support them.

We are now ready to present our key findings and launching a series of Policy Briefings:

(1) School Disengagement

(2) Apprenticeships: an alternative type of learning.

Organised by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), this half-day event will bring together stakeholders, policy makers and researchers working on education and school-to-work transitions at a European, national and local level.

Further information will follow soon.

The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance for catering purposes.

Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stakeholder-event-school-engagement-and-youth-transitions-findings-of-the-resleu-project-tickets-32348311671?aff=es2

When and Where:

June 9th, 12:00-16:30 BST

Seven Dials Club

42 Earlham Street

London

WC2H 9LA

New Postgraduate Courses

Two new postgraduate programmes will be run by leading academics in the School of Law:

MA in Migration, Society and Policy

The postgraduate programme MA in Migration, Society and Policy will be hosted by the School of Law at Middlesex University. Based in the School of Law, this programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts on migration, asylum and ethnic diversity, who operate within prominent European and global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University has an outstanding reputation in conducting local, national and international research in this area, using interdisciplinary and innovative approaches. Many of our academics work as consultants and advisors for international organisations, community groups and the public and private sector, as well as contributing to the academic debate with cutting-edge publications and regular events.

For more information, click here

MSc in Social Research

The postgraduate programme MSc in Social Research Methods will be hosted by the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University. Members of the SPRC have national and international profiles as widely published scholars and researchers, many of them leading academics in their respective research fields. Their areas of research expertise encompass migration, religion, ethnicity and citizenship, gender and sexuality, social networks, human security and human rights, welfare changes, access to public services, health and education, inequalities and discrimination. The study programme draws specifically on their extensive interdisciplinary knowledge.

For more information, click here

 

Migration at Middlesex Seminars: Issues of Integration

The next seminar this term is on Issues of Integration which will be held Tuesday 16th February 2-4pm, room CG82 (College Building).

Integration’ is hotly debated by politicians and the media. But what does integration actually mean.  Three different approaches to this issue will be presented. We hope you will find the topic interesting and the discussion stimulating.

For more information, click here

 

Two-Day NVivo 10 Workshops

NVivo is one of the most powerful and widely used research packages for the analysis of qualitative data. It allows you to organise, code, search and analyse text documents (e.g. interviews and focus group transcripts, diaries, articles) as well as multimedia. A new feature in NVivo 10 is that you can import and work with content from web pages and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. NVivo 10 also handles more data, it is more efficient and easier to use than previous versions of NVivo.

Whether you are a beginner or looking for more advanced knowledge of the NVivo software, our training courses are designed to meet your needs.

  • The Basic NVivo workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of NVivo, including setting up an NVivo project, importing and coding documents and other project items, and linking ideas in your data.
  • The Advanced NVivo workshop will enable you to explore and query your data; visualize relationships in your data using models, charts and other techniques, and report on your findings.

Next NVivo training is on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2016. Follow the link for more details and booking.