Youth Employment Radio (YER) is a scheme that gives a voice to young people around the world. Goals include supporting young people’s development and improving their lifestyle choices. Programmes often promote access to work experience and economic opportunities and encourage success in education and training.
UEL students researched Youth Employment Radio models across the world and developed four one-hour pilot programmes.
Students also developed a strategic plan for sponsorship and funding for a possible UEL-based YER initiative by mapping stakeholders and creating a database of potential sponsors and funders.
“The students seem to have gained a greater understanding of multitasking and collaborative working," said Shaherah Jordan, from the Youth Employment Radio team.
"They also seem to have enjoyed taking ownership of their work which they will hopefully take with them in future endeavours."