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‘More must be done to confront online racism’

Blog 18 February 2022

Research led and directed by peer researchers on the Kickstart scheme explores the role social media plays in amplifying discrimination, hate and abuse.

Kickstart reports – sprint three

Publication 18 February 2022

This report explores young people’s experiences of racism on social media, developed and devised by a group of young Kickstart peer research recruits.

‘Empowering young people will drive better mental health support’

Blog 25 January 2022

Having struggled with her own mental health, 16-year-old Eva Woods is currently working as a peer researcher in secondary schools, talking to other young people seeking support.

‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’

Blog 21 January 2022

We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy. 

Kickstart reports – sprint two

Publication 20 January 2022

A report designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of financial literacy.

‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’

Blog 8 December 2021

Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme. 

‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’

Blog 30 November 2021

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.

Kickstart reports – sprint one

Publication 26 November 2021

Reports designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of employment among LGBTQ+ young people, and those with ADHD.

Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.

Blog 24 November 2021

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.

Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and today’s changemakers

Blog 23 November 2021

The COP26 youth march earlier this month saw thousands of young people skip school to demand action to address the climate crisis. Activists Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Xiye Bastida joined the rally, supporting other young people across the world to take social action and speak up for their future.

New Peer Research Network to focus on youth issues

News 29 September 2021

Up to 60 young people across England are set to lead and conduct research into the experiences and priorities of their peers. The new Youth-Led Peer Research Network is now open to applicants across England, and will bring young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences together.

Job interviews disadvantage those on the autism spectrum. Here’s how.

Blog 24 August 2021

Interviews are a standard process in recruitment – but are they a fair way of assessing potential candidates?

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