#Beewell Manchester University Young Researcher Programme

I am super excited that 5 of our Year 10 Psychology students, Amelie Tan, Elodie Jourdain, Isla Rebbeck, Leila Bieniasz and Evie Caddens are lucky enough to be involved with this once in a lifetime research programme at such a young age.   #BeeWell is a programme led by the University of Manchester, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Anna Freud Centre that seeks to measure young people’s wellbeing and, in collaboration with schools and partner organisations, deliver positive change as a result. The #BeeWell survey will help to embed long-term improvements in wellbeing by finding the right way to support young people’s wellbeing across Greater Manchester.

The Young Researchers Programme is a five-part course that will introduce Year 10 pupils to the world of academic research, with a focus on wellbeing. The course will introduce pupils to key concepts and equip them with basic skills in measurement and statistical analysis. The course will also give pupils the opportunity to get hands on with the #BeeWell data analysis – interrogating the results and shaping future research carried out by the University of Manchester team.

The students had their first session this week.  The sessions take part out of school hours, so this really is a testament to their commitment, not only to Psychology but the greater good of the cause. I am super proud.  The future of Psychology is most certainly in good hands.

Mrs Taylor-Crooke, Designated Mental Health Lead