Knife Crime Perspectives

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), in partnership with the Lancashire Youth Council have devised a project that incorporates participatory research methods to look at knife crime. The young people have identified questions including what knife crime is, why it happens and how this concerns them and other young people in Lancashire.   This research Read More …

The Magic 6

As with every participatory research project there needs to be a system that is followed. In this specific project the Magic 6 protocol by Larkins and Bison was used to create a 6-step protocol to carry out this research project on knife crime. Learning participatory methods and identifying issues on things they want to make Read More …

Research Process

The research process contains three primary sources which allows this  project to reach a lot of young people. While the research process is still in the early stages, some of the implementations below will give readers a better insight into what is happening within the project. The first part of this is sending a questionnaire Read More …

Rosie’s Recount

As part of our aspirations to share stories in a variety of media, Rosie presented her fantastic animation at the C2U Conference earlier this month. Here she shares some of her memories of the event and reflects on audience responses to her animation about ‘Terry’: a young person with autism trying to negotiate the challenges Read More …

Proud moments from across the globe

Thomas, a Stories2Connect young researcher, recounts his epic adventure in Vancouver… In May, I have been with Cath, Candice and Rosie to Vancouver, Canada for the C2U Expo. When I heard from my Mum that I was chosen to go to Canada with Stories to Connect, I was absolutely amazed because I didn’t think it Read More …

S2C Connects with Canada!

Preparations are well underway for our visit to Vancouver where members of the project team will be showcasing the S2C project and sharing insights with an international audience of community members and academics at the c2uexpo . The conference aims to bring together a diverse range of people interested in working together to create social change, Read More …

And so the project begins…

Project Launch Saturday 27th June Contributors, project members and UCLan student ambassadors eagerly awaited the first visitors to our storytelling festival one bright, sunny morning in June. After months of preparation and deliberation, we hoped that we would attract a large number of visitors from far and wide who were keen to experience stories in Read More …