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21 October - 17 November
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School student activism: How and why do young people protest at school? 

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What’s on offer?

This interactive event presents the latest research on school student protest in the UK. School student protest has received growing coverage in the media over the last few years, and often linked to global and international issues such as the climate strikes. However, there have also been pupil protest on school policies, practices and cultures around a range of issues, including racial and gender discrimination. 

This event uncovers the history of school student protest over the last twenty years. Join us as we consider how motivations and protest tactics have changed over time, what leads young people to participate in protest on school grounds and how they are protesting. We also look at the influence of social media on the recent wave of school protests.   

The event will provide opportunities for the audience to share their experiences of school protest and to ask questions to the panel about their research.   

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Esther Muddiman, Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University  

Dr Rhian Powell, Research Associate, Cardiff University  

Open to

Open to all

Of particular interest to

May be of particular interest to young people

Event booking deadline

24 hours before event