Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG)

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Families, Life Course and Generations Research (FLaG) Centre
Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4432
email: s.irwin@leeds.ac.uk

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Over the years we have run a wide array of inter-disciplinary seminars, research workshops and postgraduate events. We have also run a series of research methods training events building especially on the expertise of colleagues in the area of qualitative, and qualitative longitudinal, research methods.

Enduring Inequalities and New Agendas for Widening Participation in Higher Education: Student Access, Mobilities and ‘Success’

Date: 27th July 2016, 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Rooms 12.21 & 12.15, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds

A free one-day event which will bring together practitioners, researchers and students to discuss current research and practice concerned with addressing inequalities in Higher Education. Read more »

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Masculinities, roles and transitions symposium

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016, 9:30 – 17:00
Location: University of Leeds

A one-day symposium funded by the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness that will explore critical sociological questions that examine the relationships between masculinities, men’s health and well-being, and key spatial and temporal transitions across the life course. Read more »

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Experiences of the formal support systems living positive in regional Queensland, Australia

Date: 28th January 2016, 12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: Beech Grove House Seminar Room

Katarzyna (Kasia) Bolsewicz (University of Queensland) presents the first findings of the research project “Australian Research Council Linkage Project Living Positive in Queensland: A qualitative longitudinal study of aging, place and social isolationRead more »

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Using Qualitative Longitudinal Interviews to Track the Career Intentions and Identity Development of PhD students

Date: Friday 22 January 2016, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Room 12.21, Social Sciences Building

Simon Williams, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA discusses some of the benefits and challenges facing large-scale qualitative longitudinal qualitative research. Read more »

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Exploring experiential political geographies with children and youth

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building

Dr. Kirsi Pauliina Kallio of the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG), University of Tampere and the RELATE Centre of Excellence, Academy of Finland, talks about her research into experiential political geographies. Read more »

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Seeing Young Fathers in a Different Way: Lived Experiences, Policy Challenges, Practice Developments

A one day conference at the University of Leeds, 30 September 2015

This conference will set out to put young fathers firmly on the map and to enable policy makers and professionals to see these young men in a different way. Through presentations and workshops the conference will explore the varied trajectories of young men, their fathering journeys across time and their support needs, with policy and practice implications as a central consideration.

Alison Hadley (Director of Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange will be providing the keynote address. New research from the ESRC funded Following Young Fathers study (2012-2015) will be presented and a range of professional workers and local champions for young fathers will share practice and insights into what works, for whom and under what circumstances. Read more »

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Qualitative Longitudinal Research – an advanced workshop

Date: 8 June 2015
Location: Beech Grove House, University of Leeds

Qualitative longitudinal research presents particular complexities and challenges relating to its design, to managing fieldwork and associated ethics, and to effective data analysis. This workshop explores some of these challenges and offers conceptually informed practical strategies for addressing issues arising throughout QL research from inception to analysis and explanation. Read more »

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Challenging ‘Lad Culture’ in Higher Education and Through Education

Date: Thursday 4 June, 2015, 12.30– 4.30 pm
Location: School of Sociology and Social Policy, Social Sciences Building, level 12, room 12.25

This half-day event is hosted by Dr Sharon Elley, FLaG, Dr Sally Hines, CIGS, and Care-Connect in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. The event brings together leading academics, researchers and practitioners working to challenge ‘laddism’, sexual violence, gender and class inequalities in higher education and via education Read more »

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Building Partnerships in Widening Participation for Young People to Higher Education

Date: Thursday 14 May, 2015, 9.30– 3.00 pm
Location: Beech Grove House, Seminar Room

This one day event is hosted by Dr Sharon Elley, School of Sociology and Social Policy; Liz Hurley, Educational Engagement; and Rosie Kenwood, IntoUniversity. The event provides the opportunity to explore the latest research, practice and concerns associated with widening participation and youth. Read more »

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Researching relationships across generations and through time

Date: 9th June 2015
Location: Great Woodhouse Suite, University of Leeds

This one day conference will be a tribute to Professor Bren Neale at the point of her retirement, and a celebration of her contributions to research, policy and practice relating to childhood, life course studies, family and welfare, qualitative longitudinal research, and data archiving and re-use. Read more »

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