Actions and Detail Panel
School Engagement and Youth Transitions. Findings of the RESL.eu project
Fri 9 June 2017, 12:00 – 16:30 BST
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
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, so far, include:
Lady Andree Deane-Barron - Education Director, YMCA
Elaine Runswick - Barnet Council with Cambridge Education
Shelagh O’Connor - New Horizon Youth Centre
Laura Walsh - YMCA
16.00 - Concluding remarks
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 in advance for catering purposes.