Student Research on the Role of Youth Work

Explore the excellent resources created by Masters students from The University of Edinburgh during their placement at YouthLink Scotland and other valuable student research.

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Over the last few years we have hosted Masters students from the University of Edinburgh to complete a placement based dissertation. The students research has been invaluable to adding to our independent evidence base on the role of youth work. They have explored issues such as youth work’s role in education, climate action, political literacy and mental health. Law students at the Open University have also completed research exploring ‘a right to youth work’.

Contact our Research Team

We're here to help with any research enquiries you have. If you are interested in hearing more about the research conducted by the students, contact our Senior Policy & Research Officer Dr Amy Calder.