The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

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Lunchtime event: What use is academics to business and third sector? and Report launch: The role of Family in Social Mobility: Impact of family resources on young people’s progression.

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Date/Time: Wednesday 30th May 2018 13:00- 16:00

Venue: G22 Politics Bulding

1pm-2pm: Lunchtime event: What use is academics to business and third sector?

This lunchtime event will be a facilitated conversation between Dr Rainsford and Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of YEUK, about their impressions and reflections on their collaboration as well as their plans for taking the collaboration forward. By allowing plenty of time for questions and audience participation it will bring together academics, youth organisations and businesses to explore the benefits and challenges with university-business-third sector collaborations. The conversation will address topical issues such as the Research Councils UK Impact agenda as well as the Industrial Strategy. At this event, representatives from Newcastle’s Impact Acceleration Account will also be there to answer questions about the possibilities for collaboration with the university.
Lunch will be provided

 2pm-3pm: Report launch: The role of Family in Social Mobility: Impact of family resources on young people’s progression.

It has long been understood that family matters; the experiences and resources within families have significant impact on younger generations, in particular their transition from education into employment. We now have evidence showing how family matters. This research led by Newcastle University as part of the European research project CUPESSE evidences the impact of family resources, how they are transferred to young people and what can be done if there is too little or even too much capital. At the launch we will share key findings from the report, presented by lead researcher Dr Rainsford and we will be exploring practical recommendations for government and policy makers, education providers, youth organisations and employers.

This report:

  • Examines how the resources (economic, social and cultural capital) available in the family affect the economic situation and prospects of the young person
  • Discusses the effects of this on social mobility both for those who have the family as a resource, and those who have not. 
  • Presents recommendations aimed at stakeholders from government, careers service providers to youth organisations on how we can support and compensate for a lack of resources.


There will be opportunity for networking over coffee and cake after the launch.

 

For more information and to book a space, click here, and register before Friday May 25th.

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This event is free and open to all, so please share the event in your networks.