2019 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 of their poster with more detailed information relating to their internship.

  • Adrian Pilco Escobar (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent his internship at the Department for International Development, exploring the capabilities of R regarding mapping to provide an analysis of the distribution of aid in specific areas.
  • Aidan Hunt (Politics and International Relations) worked at the BBC North West finding and analysing data to support and provide context to the stories featured on BBC North West Tonight.
  • Anna Guzenkova (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) worked with the Manchester City Council on the impact of ageing societies on local healthcare.
  • Beatrice White (Sociology) assisted on a number of projects at AudienceNet, including researching online music consumption. 
  • Benjamin Murphy (Politics and International Relations) worked with YouGov on several projects, including daily polling. 
  • Bianca Getzel (Politics and International Relations) spent her internship at IPPR, studying domestic policy within the UK and its regions. 
  • Cameron Watts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent his internship researching millennial social media platforms at the Student Inspire Network. 
  • Dylan Lewis (Sociology and Quantitative Methods) interned with the data team at the Times and Sunday Times, where he worked on several data-led investigations.
  • Ebunoluwa Osobu (Criminology and Quantitative Methods) conducted social research into the level of error made by police officers when noting down Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation related crime at the Home Office. 
  • Eleanor Regan (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent her internship at the Department for International Development, visualising data for the Nepal Projects.
  • Elise Alstad (Politics and International Relations) worked with FareShare to quantify the social and environmental impact of the organisation. 
  • Elizabeth Livesey (Sociology and Philosophy) researched the impact of CFO3 activities on offender employment at HMPPS.
  • Emily Kelly (Politics) worked with FareShare to provide an insight into where deprivation is highest in Greater Manchester.
  • Hannah Saleem (Criminology) spent her internship at the BBC. 
  • Isaac Hance (Social Anthropology and Philosophy) spent his internship at the University of Manchester, researching who applies and who arrives.
  • Jose Vinaixa Kinnear (Politics and International Relations) analysed child soldier trends in Colombia with Trilateral Research. 
  • Laura Brewis (Politics and Criminology) spent her internship at RESPECT, researching call patterns and demographic information about service users.
  • Lauren Armstrong (Criminology) worked with HMPPS investigating working patterns of HMPPS CFO offenders. 
  • Lauren Lever (Social Anthropology and Criminology) interned at the Home Office and investigated the extent to which digital data contributes to a conviction or acquittal.
  • Lucy Ross (Politics and Quantitative Methods) spent her internship with the Department for Education, researching how Key Stages matter for child outcomes.
  • Madeleine Thomas (Criminology) interned at the Home Office and investigated the extent to which digital data contributes to a conviction or acquittal. 
  • Niamh Evans (Politics and International Relations) worked with Open Data Watch assessing the state of data availability of development indicators relevant to the lives of women. 
  • Nora Chabach (Sociology and Quantitative Methods) analysed where past Q-Step interns from the University of Manchester went next and how the internship played a role in their choices and achievements. 
  • Norbert Magos (Politics and International Relations) spent his internship measuring public trust in the Food Standards Agency. 
  • Philippe Larsson (Politics and International Relations) spent his internship at Open Data Watch in Washington D.C. looking at access to microdata. 
  • Rachel Cooper (Politics and Quantitative Methods) compared gender representation in parliamentary select committees with GMCA scrutiny committees at Policy@Manchester.
  • Rae Qiu (Linguistics and Social Anthropology) worked at the International Longevity Centre UK, estimating the size of the longevity economy in the UK. 
  • Rosa Da Silva (Sociology) worked with police and crime data at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. 
  • Sally Tang (Sociology) evaluated the Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Programme at the University of Manchester.
  • Sam Scott (Economics and Politics) spent his internship at the Home Office, investigating drug prevalence using the Crime Survey for England and Wales.
  • Sami Bashir (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) spent his internship investigating ScaleUp density at the ScaleUp Institute. 
  • Weronika Melkowska (Sociology) spent her internship at Curious Minds and researched the correlation between disadvantage and engagement with the organisation.
  • Will Caspari (Politics and Quantitative Methods) worked on a number of projects at AudienceNet, including researching media consumption.
  • Yasmin Puran (Politics and Philosophy) spent her internship at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority helping to deliver a thriving and productive economy.