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

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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.

Organised by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University and by the University of Sheffield, 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, with a focus on London.

Programme of the Day

12.00 - 12.30 - Arrival and lunch

12.30 - 12.44 - Welcome and introduction to RESL.eu -

  • Stephen Timms, MP

  • Prof Louise Ryan

12.45 - 14.15 - Presentation of key findings from the RESL.eu project

  • 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

  • Q &A

14.15 - 14.30 - Coffe and tea break

14.30 - 14.45 - Panel of young people who took part in the research

14.45 - 16.00 - Roundtable discussion: Challenges of youth transition, youth unemployment and NEET

Confirmed speakers include:

  • 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

16.00 - Concluding remarks


Policy Briefings

This event is also the opportunity to lunch the firsts in our series of Policy Briefings:

(1) NEET Risk Assessment Toolkit

(2) The Opportunities and Challenges of Apprenticeships in England: New Research Findings


Further information and registration

Further information will follow soon.

The event is free to attend but places must be booked before the 30th of May for catering purposes.

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