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Continuing professional development Training for researchers working with young people

This course provides best practice guidance on how to reach and engage with young people in schools, youth groups, community groups or on an individual level.

Course details

  • Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Time: 09:00 to 15:15
  • Duration: 5.25 learning hours
  • Introductory fee: £125, (£95 for University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton staff and students) 
  • Location: Lifelab, University of Southampton

About this course

This course provides best practice guidance on how to reach and engage with young people in:

  • schools
  • youth groups
  • community groups
  • on an individual level

You'll cover how to:

  • maximise interaction
  • develop your communication skills to connect with young people
  • plan engagement activities
  • pitch language appropriately
  • build working relationships with teachers, schools and youth organisations

Connecting with young people from the outset is crucial to maximising the quality of data you collect for research projects. This course covers how to do this effectively.

Who is this course for

This course is for any professional who is planning to collect data and interact with young people, including:

  • PhD students
  • early career researchers
  • healthcare professionals


The learning outcomes of this course are to:

  • identify the steps to plan meaningful engagement activities
  • design meaningful engagement activities
  • develop your confidence to carry out engagement activities at a high-level
  • understanding safeguarding and sensitive topics  
  • understand the do’s and don’ts of working with young people

At the end of this course, you’ll receive a certificate stating the number of learning hours you have carried out. 

Course lead

The course tutor is:

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CPD Certificiation
This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service


Contact us

We welcome enquiries.
LifeLab Level D Room LD150University Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD
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