Volunteers needed for Queen's University Belfast Research Project


Are you aged 18 - 30 living in the Clogher Valley/Eskra areas?

Frequently it is young adults who have left rural areas for employment, housing or education that is of interest to rural planners/policy-makers. Too little attention is given to those who have chosen to stay in the rural area.

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast (Department of Planning) are undertaking a study of young adults (aged 18-30 years) who have chosen to stay in the Clogher Valley/Eskra areas and their experiences of rural living.

We are seeking volunteers (either individuals or couples) to interview. The one-off interview will last approximately one hour and will take place at a location of your choice. We are interested to hear about your reasons for remaining in this area and your experiences of growing up in a rural location. Information provided by interviewees will be anonymised and treated in the strictest confidence.

A similar study is being undertaken in the Netherlands. The findings of the overall study will be of relevance to rural planners/policy-makers in both Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this study or wish to obtain further information about it please contact Dr Stephanie Palmer (no later than the end of February 2016):
Email: (anytime) or phone: 028 9097 4254 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm).

We would greatly appreciate your assistance.