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Feeling Supported: school practices, social networks and young peoples transitions

Academic Symposium

Middlesex University and the University of Sheffield are pleased to present this academic symposium, bringing together leading scholars in the field of educational sociology, youth transitions and social policy, to explore new research and share ideas and concepts.

In particular, this symposium considers the impact that students’ networks, resources and relationships can have on their perceptions of support throughout their school careers, and aims to highlight the role that notions of self-concept and relationships with teachers, parents and peers can play.

The symposium arises from a large FP7 project on young people at risk of early school leaving (RESL.eu) that has been running since 2013. Approaching the end of this many-layered 5 year project, it provides a valuable and timely opportunity to share our findings, discuss research ideas and consider opportunities for new collaborations.

The event will be held at the Hendon campus of Middlesex University.

Programme of the Day

11.00 - 11.30 Arrival; tea and coffee

11.30 - 13.00 Presentations

  • Avril Keating (University College London):
    Youth Attitudes towards their Future: the role of resources, agency and perceptions of hard work

  • Louise Ryan (University of Sheffield) and Alessio D'Angelo (Middlesex University):
    Young People, School Engagement and Perceptions of Support: a mixed methods, longitudinal analysis

  • Meg Maguire (King's College London):
    Space, Class and Social Relations: the complexity of post compulsory transitions

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Presentations

  • Ingrid Schoon (University College London):
    Adolescent Health as a Predictor of Education and Employment Transitions

  • Robert MacDonald (Monash University) and Tracy Shildrick (Newcastle University):
    What do 25 years of the Teesside Studies of Youth Transitions and Social Exclusion tell us about 'Early School Leaving, Social Networks and Young People's Transitions'

15.30 - 16.00 Tea and coffee

16.00 - 17.00 Presentations

  • Nicola Ingram (Lancaster University):
    Social Class in a Selective Grammar School System

  • Kim Allen (University of Leeds):
    Thinking with and through celebrity: The role of celebrity as a cultural resource in young people's post-16 transitions and aspirations

18.00 - Dinner at local restaurant (optional)



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