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  • Young Adults: Living and Learning in Recessional Times

    5 December 2014 - BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, Fulham, London, SW6 2PY

    This event explored how young people's aspirations and realities for living and learning in the UK are responding to societal changes, not least increased economic insecurity, housing and welfare changes. The importance of gender and ethnicity in these relationships were also discussed.

    The event showcased key findings from an ESRC project on Young Adults' Transitions led by Prof. Ann Berrington (University of Southampton) and Dr Steven Roberts (University of Kent). In addition there were contributions from Prof. Andy Furlong (University of Glasgow) and Ben Corr (Greater London Authority). The policy implications of the findings were discussed by an invited panel of youth and housing experts from the third sector, local and national Government including Vidhya Alakeson (Resolution Foundation) and Julie Jefferies (Office for National Statistics).


    1.00pm Registration and tea/coffee

    1.15pm - 1.30pm Introduction: Aspirations and Realities for Living and Learning in the UK.
    Ann Berrington, University of Southampton

    1.30pm - 1:45pm Key Issues of Youth in Recession.
    Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow

    1:45pm - 2:15pm Ethnicity and Teenager's Aspirations for College/Higher Education
    Steve Roberts, University of Kent

    2:15pm - 2:45pm Economic Precariousness and Young People's Housing Transitions.
    Ann Berrington, University of Southampton

    2.45pm Tea/coffee

    3.00pm - 3.30pm Young Adults and Housing in London.
    Ben Corr, Greater London Authority

    3.30pm - 4.30pm Panel Discussion:

    Vidyha Alakeson (Resolution Foundation),
    Julie Jefferies (Office for National Statistics),
    Ben Corr (Greater London Authority),
    Andy Furlong (University of Glasgow)

    4.30pm Closing remarks

    This event was co-hosted by the University of Southampton, the University of Kent and the BSA Youth Study Group.

    Posted 27/10/2014 14:31