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The state of youth 3: inequality, insecurity and transitions to adulthood

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Recent years have seen increasing concerns about the situation and prospects of youth in the UK and across Europe. The Great Recession and subsequent austerity policies focus attention on the pressing challenges facing young adults in making successful transitions across Europe. Nevertheless, systematic, interdisciplinary research evidence on these issues remains sparse.

This is the third in a series of one-day seminars that aims showcase contemporary research on these themes. By bringing together established scholars, newer researchers working at PhD and postdoctoral levels, and community and civil society organisations, we seek to explore some critical questions in contemporary youth studies on inequality, insecurity, and their impacts for young adults in the UK today.

The event will take place in the School for Policy Studies, Priory Rd., Bristol (Room 7G1). Registration and refreshments will begin from 10:00 in the School Common Room. On arrival, please report to SPS Reception (8 Priory Road, BS8 1TZ). For any queries please contact: Dr Alba Lanau:

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr Richard Waller (University of the West of England): 'The impact of social class on youth transitions into and through university: Lessons from the Paired Peers project'

Dr Siobhan McAlister (Queen's University Belfast): 'The promise of participatory methods: reflections on research with marginalised youth'

Dr Ross Fergusson (Open University): 'The political economy and governance of educational participation and non-participation in England'

Dr Eldin Fahmy (University of Bristol): 'Youth poverty and social exclusion in the UK: Beyond austerity?'