Sexual Health Co-researcher wanted!

Sexual Health Co-researcher wanted!

How would you like to become a co-researcher assisting on a project about young people’s sexual health?

Competent or Not? Young people’s Accounts of Sexual Readiness
Queen’s University Belfast, Research Project

What is this project about?
This is a research project about young people and their sexual health.

What will I be doing?
You will be a co-researcher helping with the design of the project, designing leaflets and flyers, analysing and interpreting data, and attending various events with the primary researcher to deliver our findings together.

What benefits are there for me?
You will receive training and support to gain new research related skills as you experience what it is like to work on a real life university research project.

Accompanied by the primary researcher you will have the opportunity to attend various events to represent the voice of your peers to adults who are influential in academic research and sexual health related services.

When will this start and end?
The start date will depend on how quickly young people respond to this invitation. The first ‘proper’ group meeting will be organised at this time and will probably be January 2014. The whole project will end by January 2016. Within this time the group will meet approximately 6 times. So that’s roughly about 1 meeting for 2 hours every 4 months, but this may change.

What commitment is required?
This project requires a high level of commitment. The group will meet at least 6 times over the next 2 years.

Where will I have to go?
All meetings will be held at Queen’s University Belfast, in the Medical Biology Centre (School of Nursing and Midwifery). This building is located close to the Belfast City Hospital site. Your travel costs will be paid and lunch will be provided at each meeting.

Queen’s University Belfast is currently offering a very exciting opportunity for young people aged 16-18 years to become co-researchers assisting on a project about young people’s sexual health. The young people’s research advisory group will receive research training, support and supervision, and will work closely with the primary researcher to make decisions on the design and development of the project. This is a high commitment initiative that is expected to last for 2 years (approximately 6-8 meetings but this may change), members of the group will analyse and interpret data and assist with delivering research findings at various events.Food and drinks will be supplied at each meeting and travel expenses covered. If you are a young person aged 16-18 years or know of any young people that may be interested in this opportunity please please contact me for further information on this unique opportunity.
email Michelle Templeton at or telephone 028 90 975766.

You can get further information on this exciting project by following this link

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