Job Opportunity – PERU is recruiting a Research Associate

The PERU team is growing and has a Research Associate job opportunity to join our established project team.


Project co-led by PERU is one of 11 new European Research Infrastructures

Growing Up In Digital Europe (GUIDE), which is co-led by PERU has been included in the latest revision of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures) 2021 Roadmap


COORDINATE: COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.


ESRC Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study

PERU part of a consortium to develop and test the design, methodology and viability of an Early Life Cohort Study that is likely to follow participants for more than 70 years.


Researchers to develop first ever Europe-wide survey to track children’s wellbeing as they grow up

The Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University leads international project that will generate exciting new data to help policy makers improve child and youth well-being


Conference call: migrant children’s integration in European communities

PERU is a member of the MiCREATE project. The MiCREATE consortium is holding a confererence in Krakow, Poland from the 4-5 December 2020 and welcomes papers, which elaborate and explore both theoretical and practical problems of migrant children’s integration in European communities.


Reflections from the classroom. MiCreate team blogs its research

Already in its second year, MiCreate, a project providing a child-centred approach to exploring and surmounting integration challenges, has gathered valuable insights from schools across Manchester.


Launch event of EuroCohort: Growing Up in Europe

the case for the new Growing Up in Europe Survey as developed by The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)


Roundtable on EuroCohort at Department for Education

Today members of PERU are leading a roundtable session at the Department for Education updating on the latest developments in the EuroCohort project.


PERU to evaluate three Young Endowment Fund projects

PERU is pleased to announce that it is working with the Youth Endowment Fund to evaluate 3 of the twenty two projects for which funding is announced today.


PERU to evaluate three Young Endowment Fund projects

PERU is pleased to announce that it is working with the Youth Endowment Fund to evaluate 3 of the twenty two projects for which funding is announced today.


Securing High-quality Data on Populations

Population Europe have published a policy brief which argues that there is a need for high quality comparative longitudinal survey for the full life-course.


Securing High-quality Data on Populations

Population Europe have published a policy brief which argues that there is a need for high quality comparative longitudinal survey for the full life-course.


Securing High-quality Data on Populations

Population Europe have published a policy brief which argues that there is a need for high quality comparative longitudinal survey for the full life-course. 


Securing High-quality Data on Populations

Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe


The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) gears up to bring the EuroCohort survey to life

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is developing the technical, financial and political case for a European-wide longitudinal cohort study of children and young people's wellbeing.


The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) gears up to bring the EuroCohort survey to life

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is developing the technical, financial and political case for a European-wide longitudinal cohort study of children and young people's wellbeing.


PERU joins Evaluation Panel of the Youth Endowment Fund

The recently established Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has announced that PERU, with our colleagues at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS), has been successful in its bid to join their new Evaluation Panel.


MiCreate Conference in Barcelona: ‘Migrant children’s integration and education in Europe: Approaches, methodologies and policies’

The consortium of the European project MiCREATE will host a symposium, on 24 and 25 October 2019 to explore:


Professor Sir Martin Narey’s inaugural lecture published

In his inaugural lecture in March, PERU’s Visiting Professor Sir Martin Narey reflected on the links between care, custody, alcohol and child neglect


PERU appointed to What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care Panel of Evaluators

The Policy Evaluation and Research Unit have been appointed to Panel of Evaluators for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.


Manchester CRIME and JUSTICE Film Festival – PERU’s Kevin Wong on BBC Radio Manchester

PERU’s Kevin Wong will appear on BBC Radio Manchester today to talk about The Manchester CRIME and JUSTICE Film Festival.  


Webinar: Children and Adolescents Speaking Truth to Adults – Ethics and Participation

PERU member Dr Jessica Ozan will be contributing to a YouthPower Learning Webinar this Thursday 4th March.


PERU staff part of new project on Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

PERU is working with a consortium of 15 partners across Europe on a three-year innovation project, MiCREATE (Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe).


EuroCohort included in initial analysis of UK infrastructures

EuroCohort, a project led by PERU, has been mentioned in the initial analysis of infrastructures as part of the process to develop the next UK Research Infrastructure Roadmap.


PERU team member at the American Evaluation Association Conference

The American Evaluation Association Conference started yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio.


Measuring Youth Well-being: How a Pan-European Longitudinal Survey can improve Policy

This volume presents key findings from the EU funded Measuring Youth Well-being (MYWeB) project which assessed the feasibility of a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People (ELSCYP).


T2A Final Process Evaluation Report

The T2A Pathway initiative, 6 projects led by charities in partnership with statutory services, delivered services to 16-25 year olds across sites in England between 2014-2017.


Young adult courts

A new report published yesterday is advocating a distinct approach to the way that young adults are treated at court.


PERU researchers lead survey design for Europe-wide study of young people’s well-being

Manchester Metropolitan University researchers are leading the design of a survey for the first Europe-wide project to track the well-being of children as they grow up.


Between Care and the Criminal Justice System: Setting the agenda for the next decade

PERU’s Kevin Wong presented findings from the Transition to Adulthood Pathway Programme Evaluation at “Between Care and the Criminal Justice System


PERU to lead major new European project on child and young people’s wellbeing

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being. The project addresses an important gap in evidence to support better policy-making.


Evaluation of the T2A Pathway initiative published today

The final process evaluation of the T2A Pathway initiative is published today.


Understanding Youth Participation Across Europe

From Survey to Ethnography - presents findings from a major cross-European research project mapping the civic and political engagement of young Europeans in the context of both shared and diverse political heritages.


PERU are recruiting 2 Research Associates focused on data management and analysis

The post holder will be based in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) and will work full time on research and evaluation projects that cover criminal justice and wider social policy including welfare, education and housing.


The Economic Inefficiency of Student Fees and Loans

In this report, published by the Intergenerational Foundation, Kevin argues that the benefits of a young person getting a higher education qualification in England accrue in the ratio 58% to the nation and 42% to the graduate.


The PERU Team continues to grow with new recruits in 2016

New members have recently joined the PERU team to support the broadening portfolio of work.


Gavin Bailey to present research on British Jihadis

PERU's Gavin Bailey will be presenting a paper titled ‘Beyond grievance and integration


The Manchester College / Novus

A new partnership will lead the way in offender learning, skills and employability.


Radical Futures

Youth, Politics and Activism in Contemporary Europe


The Current Evidence Base and Future Needs in Improving Children’s Well-Being Across Europe

There has been a growing interest among academics, policy makers and practitioners in the subjective well-being of children and young people (CYP).


MYPLACE Election Special

The UK elections take place on the 7th May.


MYPLACE Election Special

The UK elections take place on the 7th of May.


MYPLACE Final Conference 5th-7th March

The MYPLACE Final Conference started this morning at the Importanne Hotels and Resort, Dubrovnik, Croatia