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Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties & Diversity Conference

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Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh

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**Registration is now currently at capacity for this conference. However, we encourage you to get on the waitlist (by clicking register) if you are interested in this conference. There will likely be registrants who are no longer able to attend and tickets will be released as they are made available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.**


About The Conference

On April 21, 2017 the University of Edinburgh’s Childhood and Youth Studies Network and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships will be holding a free, one-day conference for youth researchers, policymakers and practitioners.

Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity seeks to explore, illuminate and interrogate the complexity of young people’s lives today and ask questions relating to the myriad factors that shape the youth phase.

Studies of young people making life transitions across the youth period (age 10 to 24) give us a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how different aspects of young people’s lives interpenetrate – in employment, health, family, peer relationships, media, housing, culture, poverty, disadvantage and more. This area of research is nothing if not multidimensional and multidisciplinary, so we seek presenters and participants that encompass diverse viewpoints from the academic, policy and practice communities that engage with young people. The day will include:

8 conference presentations given by PhD or early-career researchers from a variety of disciplines, with senior academics as presentation discussants (Call for Abstracts due 13 February 2017)

3 keynote speakers

  • Divya Jindal-Snape, Professor of Education, Inclusion and Life Transitions, University of Dundee, speaking on ‘Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of young people with additional support needs’;
  • Tribute to Andy Furlong, Professor of Social Inclusion and Education, University of Glasgow;
  • Nicola Ingram, Lecturer in Education and Social Justice, Lancaster University, speaking on 'The "Lucky" ones? The transitions of employed UK graduates in an age of precarity';and
  • Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Independent Advisor on Poverty & Inequality to the Scottish Government and Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford, speaking on ‘Life chances of young people — policy questions

A ‘Listening Session’: at the end of the conference delegates will have a guided, small group conversation about the future of collaborative youth research, work and policy as it relates to the themes of inequality and agency explored throughout the day.

Find Out More

For more information see the Conference Programme on the website, which will be updated further when presenters are confirmed.

Register for The Conference

Registration is free for all delegates, and tea and coffee will be provided during the day.

Delegates are asked to bring their own lunch and will also be provided with information on quick lunch options near George Square in subsequent emails.

The current registration cap is 100 participants but the Conference will be running a waitlist.

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