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Understanding how young people take decisions for social and political issues

We want to give young people a voice on social and political issues and invite you to take part in our research! We are happy to answer any questions on our studies and on how you can get involved. You can reach out to us anytime at ippad@rhul.ac.uk.

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About our research

Who are we?

We are a research team from Royal Holloway, University of London working in a European project that investigates how adolescents take decisions about social and political issues. Our project is funded by the European Union and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

What are we doing?

Over the next three years, we will invite young people to take part in different research projects. We will start by inviting many young people across the United Kingdom to fill out a survey three times, each one year apart. Each time it will only take around 20 minutes, and we will ask questions on how you perceive political and social issues. This will allow us to study how the opinions of young people develop. Later we will also invite young people to participate in other studies, some of them online, others on our university campus!

Why are we doing this?

We want to understand how young people think about politics and social issues. This can help to understand and support your role in our democratic systems, and to give your voice more impact! In discussions about politics and important issues in our society, the opinions of young people are often overheard. We want to change this and bring in your perspective.

 

How do you participate in our project?

There are different ways on how you can play an active role in our research. We will invite the students from schools across the UK to fill out our survey for the first time in Spring 2024. If your school did not send you any information on how to take part, you can still get involved in our research! Simply write an email to us at ippad@rhul.ac.uk. There may also be future opportunities to visit the research team and take part in our research directly on site of our campus at Royal Holloway, University of London!

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