Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS)
The Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS) is a world leader in youth-informed and youth-led research that positively influences the lives of young people.
Centre’s members believe young people should have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in decisions that affect them. MCYS employs participatory approaches to engage with young people across a range of contemporary and historical issues. As an interdisciplinary research centre, the MCYS team brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines, including Sociology, History, Criminology, Linguistics, Politics, English and Classics. They use their expertise in participatory and creative methodologies to explore areas such as:
- Identity and belonging
- Health and wellbeing
- Marginalisation and exclusion
- Migration and diversity
- Youth Justice
- Youth Language
In addition to collaborating with young people and their communities, MCYS works with agencies and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, both in the UK and internationally. The Centre welcomes opportunities to work with third sector organisations, government bodies, the education sector, universities, professional societies, non-departmental public bodies, and advocacy groups.
Members at the Centre are involved in a number of public events and community initiatives and activities, including projects on ancient history youth, poverty, COVID-19, youth violence, young British Muslims and Islamophobia, children’s wellbeing in Bangladesh, youth justice and others.
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