A unique element of the the citizen social scientists’ programme is also the work, education and experience provided to local young people and the benefit for Suraya and her colleagues was clear:
Suraya’s experience of getting involved has inspired her to do other things.
“The accredited learning, and chance to have learnt things none of us would have in any other environment at this age were also amazing pluses. ‘I hope to do a postgrad after my undergraduate degree with the UCL team. Now, not only do I have links to people, but I know where to go to get the support and education to carry on,” she says.