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21 June 2022

Growing Up in Scotland conference 2022

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Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) is a longitudinal study entering its 17th year. Commissioned by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen) conduct this study, tracking the lives of thousands of children in Scotland, from early years through to young adulthood.

Time: 09:30-13:00
Date: 21 June 2022
Location: Zoom

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This year’s conference will include an update on the study, presentation of findings from the latest Scottish Government report on Life at Age 14, and presentations from research projects which have recently used the study data, sharing important perspectives on the issues that young people and their families in Scotland face today. Life at Age 14 explores the experience of school, educational aspirations, mental health and life satisfaction amongst other topics.

ScotCen is pleased to announce that the keynote address will be given by Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, and the proceedings will be chaired by Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland.

Additional speakers will include:

  • Sarah Newton, Principal Social Researcher, Scottish Government
  • Paul Bradshaw, Director, Scottish Centre for Social Research
  • Dr Paul McCrorie, Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Susan McVie, Chair of Quantitative Criminology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Valeria Skafida, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Francesca Fiori, Associate Lecturer in Geography, University of St Andrews

This event is free and will be held online via Zoom. All are welcome to attend, particularly those working in research and policy, in education, with young people and their families.

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