Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V. & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Skills Development Scotland
This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, an...
Snowden, A. & Young, J. (2015). Evaluation of Glasgow: Improving the Cancer journey programme. Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow City Council; Macmillan Cancer Support
This is the first report from a five-year evaluation of Glasgow’s ‘Improving the Cancer Journey’ programme. Improving the Cancer Journey (hereafter referred to as ICJ) was lau...
Stone, K. (2013). Keeping children and young people safe online: balancing risk and opportunity. Stirling, Scotland: WithScotland, University of Stirling
Increasing access to the internet, at school and
at home, means that children and young people
are spending more time online1. While the internet
provides extensive educationa...
Careers Scotland and its partners are committed to ensuring that all young people receive appropriate guidance to develop sustainable learning and career pathways. Those young people with a statutory ...
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Funding: European Commission
Duration: October 2009 - October 2012 Participating Countries: UK, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium
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Taylor-Smith, E., Gibson, G., Kimpeler, S., O'Kane, F., McCusker, P., Rößler, A. & Visnapuu, T. (2010). HUWY D7.3. Sustainability and Scalability Plan. Edinburgh: European Commission
The HUWY project is piloting a distributed discussion model for eParticipation in which young people?s discussions, on Internet policy issues, are networked together by “hub” ...
Kimpeler, S., Lehner, C., Lindner, R., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2010). HUWY D7.4 Results. Edinburgh: European Community
HUWY (Hub Websites for Youth Participation) was an eParticipation Preparatory Action project, which piloted a distributed (networked) discussion. The pilot ran in Estonia, Ger...
Weaver, M. (2017, March). Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members. Presented at Share (Training for Housing Associations) Annual Conference, Peebles Hydro Hotel, Scotland
In the aftermath of the Birmingham riots of 2011 Miles Weaver led a group of defiant citizens with brooms in the clean-up operation and an idea was born. Get young people off ...
Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2013, April). Supporting disadvantaged young people into work: does the capability approach offer a new policy perspective?. Paper presented at Youth Studies 2013 Conference, Glasgow, UK
Hollywood, E., Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2012, September). Supporting disadvantaged young people to make the transition from worklessness to employment. Paper presented at ESPAnet Conference, Edinburgh
Kimpeler, S., Lindner, R., Taylor-Smith, E. & Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. (2012, July). Supporting young people's political participation through distributed discussion - lessons obtained from an EU pilot. Paper presented at IPSA XXII World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain
Several studies recently identified risks and advantages to young people in using the Internet and explicitly recognise the importance of young people’s informed involvement i...
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Taylor-Smith, E., & Kimpeler, S. (2011, September). Youth participation through distributed discussion. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Tallinn, Estonia
The paper describes an eParticipation project, piloted in four EU countries: Estonia, Germany, Ireland and the UK. HUWY, Hub Websites for Youth Participation, was an initiativ...
Taylor-Smith, E. (2010, December). eParticipation to support the Information Society. Paper presented at ePractice workshop on eParticipation, European Commission, Brussels
eParticipation lives in the Internet. The Internet technologies that help us to organise and share information are changing the way we live and work: we live in an Information...
Campbell, L. A., & McKendrick, J. H. (2017). Beyond aspirations: deploying the capability approach to tackle the under-representation in higher education of young people from deprived communities. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), (120-137). doi:10.1080/0158037x.2017.1293630. ISSN 0158-037X
This paper re-examines the low participation of young people from deprived communities through the lens of the capability approach. A fundamental problem for tackling widening...
Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2015). Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration. 50(1), 1-18. doi:10.1111/spol.12108. ISSN 0144-5596
The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than...
Botterill, K. (2014). Family and Mobility in Second Modernity: Polish Migrant Narratives of Individualization and Family Life. Sociology, 48(2), (233-250). doi:10.1177/0038038512474728. ISSN 0038-0385
This article revisits the individualization debate in the context of Polish migration to the UK. Drawing on empirical research with young Polish migrants in Scotland and Polan...
Canduela, J., Chandler, R., Elliott, I., Lindsay, C., Macpherson, S., McQuaid, R. W., & Raeside, R. (2010). Partnerships to support early school leavers: school–college transitions and ‘winter leavers’ in Scotland. Journal of Education and Work, 23(4), 339-362. doi:10.1080/13639080.2010.490550
This article explores the characteristics, destinations and progression routes of early school leavers - specifically 'exceptional entry winter leavers' - in Scotland. Excepti...