OPPORTUNITY: What Does It Mean to Be Male in Scotland?

If you have grown up identifying as male and are aged 16 to 26, we have a great opportunity for you to share your experiences of growing up in Scotland!

What is the opportunity?

The No Knives, Better Lives project is carrying out some research exploring what it is to be a boy or young man in Scotland today.

They are recruiting young people aged between 16-26 who have grown up male, to join a Steering Group to support a piece of research exploring what it is to be a boy or young man in Scotland today. The Steering Group will be made up of 6 people with a range of backgrounds and experiences.

What do you need to know?

If you want to apply, you should have an active interest in the topic as well as an interest in providing advice about the development of the research process and analysis of the findings. For this year-long project, the Steering Group will meet 3 times: April 2021, September 2021 and February 2022. The first meeting will take place online on Tuesday 27th April 3-4.30pm.

The project will be offering vouchers as compensation for participation, as well as providing any necessary items for taking part in the group.

How can you find out more?

The lead contact for the research is Amy Calder, Senior Policy and Research Officer at YouthLink Scotland, who will provide support to the young people joining the Steering Group.

To contact Amy, please email acalder@youthlinkscotland.org

How can you apply?

To apply for this opportunity, fill out and submit the online application form by Tuesday 13th April.

As part of the research, all young people in Scotland will have an opportunity to share their views through a national survey and focus groups. This research will allow the No Knives, Better Lives team and others to offer training to youth workers on working with boys and young men.  No Knives Better Lives is a knife carrying prevention programme committed to exploring and responding to the causes of knife carrying and violence in Scotland.

No Knives, Better Lives is a Scottish Government funded project delivered by Youthlink Scotland. You can find out more about the overall No Knives Better Lives Project on their website.

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