'Chavs, dole dossers and Jeremy Kyle: the representation versus the reality of being young and unemployed'

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker Beth Suttill
Type Lectures & Talks
When 12 Dec 2014, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Duncan Stanley, 0116 229 7644

From July to September 2014, 737,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed. Youth unemployment has been linked to a lack of aspiration, skills, and qualifications, with young people arguably leaving school 'unfit' for work. Images of the young unemployed often evoke stereotypes of hooded youths and teenage mothers destined for a life on benefits. In this Lunchtime Lecture, Beth Suttill, a postgraduate researcher from the School of Management, will talk about the experiences of a group of unemployed young people in the East Midlands. Their stories show us the reality of being young and unemployed in the region.

The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12-1pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.

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