Durham University has an international reputation in many fields of study. But in one area, at least, it seems to have been hiding its light under a bushel. There are well over 50 academics and doctoral students at the University studying the situation of young people.
These researchers explore a huge range of applied issues from the evaluation of government youth engagement programmes to corporate social responsibility initiatives. There are many other pure research projects being undertaken too which can inform applied research – but only if the researchers all know each other and are aware of what they’re doing.
Policy&Practice at St Chad’s College are bringing together researchers from across the university on 12th March to open dialogue so that people can learn from each other and also promote the impact of findings from Durham University more widely. Academics are attending from departments and schools of Applied Social Science, Health, Geography, Anthropology, Education, Psychology and the Business School.
Everyone will present a five minute snap shot of what they’ve found out that they feel other people should know. After the event, a briefing will be produced to show the range and depth of work across the institution.