Widening Participation in Barking and Dagenham – Video

Social media like blogs are a great way to share information to a much wider audience than we could expect at a workshop, seminar or conference. So, while Prof. John Storan is presenting a very interesting presentation about widening participation at the British Sociological Association (BSA) post-graduate conference held today at UEL’s Stratford campus, I am hoping to reach many of you with a link to a research film that John will be showing as part of his presentation.

The film was produced by Continuum for the HEFCE funded Communities research project, which investigated why young people in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham were not choosing to enter higher education. The findings from the research were published in 2010, and the full report can be found here.

The 10 minute film really highlights the voices of young people in Barking and Dagenham, and although it was filmed two years ago – many of the comments still resonate very well today.

So if you have a few minutes to spare, please do take a look at the film, the link can be found here.

Let us us know what you think in the comments section!

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