About the Hub

The NYA Research Hub (The Hub) is interested in the key issues and challenges around youth work practice. By bringing together youth work and academic researchers, whether formal or informal, we seek to improve the understanding of how youth work makes a difference to young people, their communities and society as a whole.

The ultimate aim is to ensure that youth work practice ‘on the ground’ feeds in to research and vice versa, with the results helping to better inform practice, policy and sector development. We will translate the best of research and practice from across the country into easily understandable formats to support practice.

We are currently looking over applications to join the research hub steering group and shortly will be inviting interested parties to join the Steering Group to help shape The Hub and develop a national programme of research to identify and advance research that:

  • Determines the cost benefit of investing in preventative services and open access youth work.
  • Investigates how youth work and associated services adapt to new environments.
  • Explores particular aspects of youth work and young people’s lives.
  • Facilitates research findings to be incorporated into training, development and policy.

Further details will be announced in due course, please click below to read our current Terms of Reference.



If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact research@nya.org.uk


NYA Research Hub formed and members announced!


Big day tomorrow: The Youth Work debate in the House of Commons, follow online, or our team will live tweet.

Plus, the London edition of the #NYARoadshow19 some tickets are still available, but only a few.


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