ARK invites Expressions of Interest in our 2015 surveys of young people

2015 Young Life and Times Survey
2015 Kids' Life and Times Survey

ARK is a joint initiative by the University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast established in 2000 to make social and political information on Northern Ireland available to the widest possible audience. For a number of years, ARK has undertaken the annual Kids' Life and Times (KLT) and Young Life and Times (YLT) surveys to collect the views of children and young people on policy issues that affect them and on areas that they themselves have identified as important. Funding for the surveys has come from a variety of sources including academic, statutory and voluntary sectors. In a recent consultation, ARK survey users indicated that ARK should publish calls for expressions of interest prior to designing each year's survey.

ARK is now inviting expressions of interest for the 2015 survey of 16 year olds (Young Life and Times) and the 2015 survey of 10/11 year olds (Kids' Life and Times). Fieldwork for both surveys will take place in the autumn of 2015.

A number of colleagues across the sectors have expressed interest in the following areas, though no funding has been confirmed to date.

  • Children's Rights and participation
  • Community Relations/Good Relations
  • Physical activity
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Shared Education

If you have an interest in these or any other areas, and would like to discuss how to fund or commission some questions, then please get in touch with a member of the ARK team (details below). The costs for the inclusion of questions are normally calculated on a modular basis, however specifics can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

ARK surveys are carried out in collaboration with colleagues in the not-for-profit sector with the aim of producing good and accessible evidence for everyone interested in issues of concern to children and young people. A condition of collaboration is that survey results and datasets are made available on open access six months after the end of fieldwork. Details of survey methodologies can be found at and

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