2017 stories

Read about the experiences of our students who took part in a Q-Step paid summer internship. Each student's name links to a PDF with more detailed information relating to their internship.

  • Abigail Cooper (Sociology) worked as part of a collaborative project between the University of Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and the Modern Slavery Coordination Unit.
  • Abigail Thomas (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent her internship with the office for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion investigating attainment differentials between social groups.
  • Abigail Tomlinson (Sociology) analysed fathers working time patterns in the EU28 as part of Flexibility and Fatherhood in Europe.
  • Alice Bloom (Sociology) worked with Respect examining patterns in users access to helplines.
  • Amalie Andersen Werenskiold (Sociology and Philosophy) spent her internship examining student engagement at the University of Manchester Students Union.
  • Amina Begum (Sociology) examined mapping EU migrant families with the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
  • Amy Bonsall (Criminology) spent her internship with the UK Data Service examining deprivation in the UK.
  • Andreea Avramsecu (Criminology and Quantitative Methods) worked with the Global Drug Survey examining Drug Source and Price analysis.
  • Andrew Stevens (Sociology and Criminology) worked with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to produce a comprehensive report on housing in Greater Manchester.
  • Annabelle Buckland (Sociology and Criminology) spent her internship with the College of Policing analysing the grounds for cannabis stop and searches and their outcomes.
  • Briony Clark (Criminology and Sociology) worked with the Home Office looking into the nature of police demands.
  • Candice Chau (Politics and International Relations) conducted analysis with IPPR North which contributed to the annual state of the north report.
  • Charlotte York (Criminology) spent 8 weeks with the Home Office investigating police demand and priorities with the central analysis and insight team.
  • Daisy Jensen (Law with Criminology) spent her internship Ipsos Mori working on the Millennium Cohort Study.
  • Eleanor Grey (Law with Criminology) worked with HM Prison and Probation service on an analytical study into the impact of offender provision on social inclusion and employment.
  • Elizabeth Adams (Politics and International Relations) worked with Manchester City Council on data compiled by the World Council on City Data.
  • Eloise Peck (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent 6 weeks working at the International Longevity Centre on health and austerity in Europe.
  • Emanuele Filippo Ventuara (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent 6 weeks with DFID on gender equality marker analysis.
  • Eva-Waite Taylor (Politics and International relations) worked with BBC North West Tonight examining how the future of data journalism is bridging the gap between technological advancements and traditional journalism.
  • Florence Harry (Sociology and Social Anthropology) spent her internship with YouGov working on Polling and Reputation.
  • Grace Lauchlan (Criminology) spent 8 weeks with the Home Office within the Drugs and Alcohol Research Unit looking at how the Psychoactive Substance Act has impacted the drug known as Spice.
  • Hannah Thompson (Criminology) used the Homicide index from the Home Office to analyse whether homicide has decline in England and Wales with the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Holly Clarke (Politics and International Relations) examined changes in public opinion in the UK, France and Belgium as part of her internship with the Global Public Opinion Project.
  • Jack Hughes (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) worked with New Economy on Greater Manchester Sector Specialisms.
  • Jamie Stevenson (Sociology) spent the internship with the Pensions Policy Institute looking at the changes in sources of income according to cohorts across time.
  • Louis Mckenna (Criminology) worked with the University of Manchester analysing whether the bursaries were levelling the playing field regarding widening participation.
  • Merrill Hopper (Politics and Social Anthropology) and Luyao Zheng (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) both spent their internship at Audiencenet exploring the Global Report on the Millennial Dialogue.
  • Morgan Ward (Criminology) worked as part of the Knowledge, Research and Practise department of the College of Policing.
  • Sanah Yousaf (Criminology) analysed levels of deprivation in the UK in 2011 using the Townsend Deprivation Index with the UK Data Service.
  • Sarah Hodgson (Sociology and Politics) spent her internship with Open Data Watch documenting gender impact stories.
  • Yanling Guo (Linguistics and Sociology)  examined vulnerability in later life as part of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.