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Peer Research opportunity for young migrants in South Yorkshire – Deadline 15th September

Are you a young person in Yorkshire and Humber with experience of moving to the UK from outside of Europe? Do you care about issues of integration and inclusion? Are you a good listener and interested in hearing people’s stories? If so, join they MIMY project’s research team in South Yorkshire!

The MIMY project at the University of Sheffield is recruiting Peer Researchers to contribute to research with young people with migration experiences and people who have lived in the UK for over 5 years. You will be working on a project that aims to improve the circumstances of young people aged 15-29 in South Yorkshire, taking into account migration backgrounds and the difficulties young people might face as they build their lives.

There will be two components to this role, with related responsibilities

  1. Peer research with people with migration experiences – 45 hours (October 2021 – January 2022): Be trained in research, and become involved in research with young people and people with longer term experience of having migrated to South Yorkshire. Share your ideas, develop and communicate findings in different forums, both online and offline to work towards positive change.
  2. Arts-based research and public engagement – 20 hours, (approx. April – September 2022): Building on the earlier peer research, develop a project with artist collaborators and young people that brings a youth perspective on issues around integration and inclusion to a public audience.

Find out more about the role and how to apply here.

The deadline for applications is 09:00 on the 15th September 2021.

If you would like more information about this role please get in touch with Thea Shahrokh, by telephone +447942 341187 or email [email protected]

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