Take part in master's research on Education Health and Care Plans

Take part in a master's research study exploring the experience of young people with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in their transition from school to university.

What is this research about?

The objective of the research is to explore the experiences of young people who had Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in their transition to university. This project aims to understand which provisions, whether in the EHCP or otherwise, helped young people feel supported in their transition from school to university. You can also find out more by reading the Participant Information Sheet.

Who can take part?

To take part you must be a current undergraduate or foundation year student aged between 18 and 24. You must have had an EHCP which was first issued before you entered year 9 and was ceased upon your entry to higher education (university). You will be studying in-person and full time.

What would I be asked to do?

You will spend about an hour talking to a researcher on Microsoft Teams. During this time, you will talk about your experiences in education as a person with special educational needs whilst completing a fortune line. You will be asked to identify key moments in your experience, select a relevant emoji to represent your feelings about that event, and plot that emoji on the fortune line based on how inside or outside of your control that event felt.

How do I take part?

In order to take part you will need to complete the consent form and send it via email to Lydia.mahoney@stu.mmu.ac.uk.

Please get in touch with the researcher if you have any questions and to express your interest in taking part:

Lydia Mahoney (Student in MSc Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University)