This project seeks to gain a youth perspective on the challenges young LGBTQ people face in accessing Higher Education in the UK. Working in collaboration three organisations will deliver a project that foregrounds the young peoples voice and empowers young LGBTQ individuals via:
1) a set of advocacy films produced by young people aimed at peer audiences to be published online and
2) a research report based on the workshop materials which explore young people’s experiences and perceptions, interviews with current HE students, and interviews with stakeholders that influence young people’s career choices and education.
To date, a series of community engagement events have been run including a set of capacity building workshops with LGBTQ youth at Allsorts culminating in two media production days on campus including:
- TV studio recording day at the University of Brighton where the group of young people together with Allsorts staff and volunteers, academics and TV production specialists scripted and recorded a talk show style short film on ‘what makes an LGBTQ friendly campus?’
- Post-production day at the University of Sussex, where the group worked to turn the recorded content into a beautiful media piece for online publication. This work is still in progress and a young person from Allsorts has volunteered to take the lead on the continued editing work, supported by a volunteer from Allsorts and media producer.
The film will be launched at an Allsorts event later in the year celebrating the achievements of the young people.
Programme Partners: University of Brighton, University of Sussex, Allsorts Youth Project
For further information please email our Innovation Fund Project Manager, Debra Vice-Holt