The Childhood and Youth Studies Network is a project of University of Edinburgh postgraduates with an interest in childhood and youth studies. The goal of the network is to connect people from across the University who have a shared interest in doing research related to children and young people’s lives, but who may not otherwise find out about each other’s work. We especially want to make connections between Schools, to create a community of diverse researchers who can support and challenge each other. Network members range from those in social policy and education, to those in clinical psychology and sociology.

The network is informal and friendly, and we encourage anyone who’s interested to come along to our monthly meetings! These meetings are open to everyone (roundtables, work in progress sessions, speakers, etc) usually at the end of each month. These meetings generally serve as work in progress sessions for members of the PhD community, serving as a space to learn about one another’s work and engage in theoretical and methodological discussions with those both inside and outside of their School. These meetings are open to postgraduates and anyone with an interest in the topic for that month.

We use the blog primarily to convey information to the Network about upcoming events or provide reflections on monthly meeting topics. If you have an event you would like publicised to the network, please get in touch at sarah.weakley@ed.ac.uk.

All of the information about meeting times and topics are provided via the network’s jiscmail listserv, so we encourage all those interested in attending those sessions to sign up there. Jiscmail is also a space for group members to post articles of interest or upcoming events that may be of interest for network members.