Over 60 Year 9 students from Bangor Academy visited the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work on Thursday 9th June as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) funded Schools-Universities Partnership Initiative (SUPI). SUPI is a scheme which provides opportunities for schools and universities to bring contemporary research to life for young people and serves as a network supporting school teachers and staff across the University. SUPI is a cross-faculty project at Queen's and involves Area Learning Communities throughout NI.
The students participated in a diverse range of activities from exploring human rights and immigration with Lecturer in Law Dr Natasa Mavronicola through to action-based learning with Dr David Grant, Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts.
Students were also exposed to a range of research techniques used in the social sciences, including focus groups with researchers in the Institute for Childcare Research Dr Leeanne O'Hara and Dr Grace Kelly and surveys with ARK research team Dr Paula Devine and Dr Dirk Schubotz.