Conference Programme

The full Conference Programme is now available for viewing, which includes abstracts for both the keynote presentations and the 8 PhD/ECR presentations. Check it out now! 

Below details the order of the day for the Young People’s Transitions Conference on 21 April 2017.

9.30am  (Chrystal Macmillan Building Foyer)
Arrival and coffee / tea

10.00am (Teviot Lecture Theatre)
Welcome to the Conference

10.10am (Teviot Lecture Theatre)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Nicola Ingram, Lancaster University
‘The “lucky” ones? The transitions of employed UK graduates in an age of precarity’

Comfort break

PhD and Early Career Researcher presentations
Stream 1: Inequality and its Impacts (Teviot Lecture Theatre)

  • ‘Understanding Social Disengagement in the Digital Age: ‘Hidden Youth’ in Hong Kong and Scotland’, (Mark Wong, University of Edinburgh)
  • ‘Working Class Kids and School Qualifications: An investigation of Scottish Education using Longitudinal and Administrative Social Science Data’ (Chris Playford, University of Edinburgh)

Discussant: Dr Nicola Ingram. Chair: Sarah Weakley

Stream 2: Who, or What, is In Control? (Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Rooms 1 & 2)

  • ‘Raising the Participation Age and educational engagement – choice or coercion?’ (David Dobraszczyk, University of Kent)
  • ‘Childhood, Livelihoods and Everyday Choices: An ethnography of the lived experiences of the ‘Global Schooling Project’ in Nepal’ (Katherine Baxter, University of Edinburgh

Discussant: Prof Divya Jindal-Snape. Chair: Alan Mackie

Lunch (please bring your own or you can purchase lunch locally)
     12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Mini poster session, Chrystal Macmillan Building foyer 

PhD and Early Career Researcher presentations
Stream 1: Inequality and its Impacts (Teviot Lecture Theatre)

  • ‘Life on the see-saw: Young people, Nancy Fraser, and Social Justice’
    (Alan Mackie, University of Edinburgh)
  • ‘Gender and Socioeconomic Inequality in Scottish Adolescents’ Health: An international perspective’  (Ross Whitehead, University of St. Andrews)

Discussant: Dr Sally Brown. Chair: Sarah Weakley

Stream 2: Who, or What, is In Control? (Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2)

  • ‘Capability to succeed: who or what is instrumental in supporting young people to make positive post-school choices’ (Laurie Anne Campbell, Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • ‘Using pragmatic rationalism to explore young people’s higher education decision-making’ (Sarah Minty, University of Edinburgh)

Discussant Dr Ian Fyfe. Chair: Alan Mackie

Comfort break (Coffee/tea available in Chrystal Macmillan Building foyer)

2.15pm (Teviot Lecture Theatre)
Keynote SpeakerNaomi Eisenstadt, Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality: Scottish Government and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
‘Life chances of young people: policy questions’                                            

2.35pm (Teviot Lecture Theatre)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, University of Dundee
‘Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of young people with additional support needs’ 

3.05pm (Teviot Lecture Theatre)
Listening Session: Chaired by Professor and CRFR Co-Director Lynn Jamieson, University of Edinburgh 

Conference Closes

Selected posters will be displayed in the foyer of the Chrystal Macmillan Building throughout the day of the conference from the following conference participants. There will also be a half-hour mini poster session with these researchers during the second half of lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm.

  • Natalie Glynn, Trinity College Dublin
  • Sarah Weakley, University of Edinburgh
  • Duncan Fisher, Teesside University
  • Emma Thorpe, Coventry University

For full information about the day’s events, please take a look at the Conference Programme.