Last autumn, Social Informatics Research Group PhD student Marina Milosheva completed a 13-week internship administered through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Scottish Science (SGSSS) internship scheme.
In this period, Marina worked in the Advanced Learning and Skills Analysis Unit of the Scottish Government. With a remit to improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland through raising educational standards, this Unit is a part of the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate.
Marina‘s main internship role was to gather evidence to evaluate the effectiveness and equity of the Developing the young workforce (DYW) strategy. She summarised the available evidence on DYW activity and outputs between 2014-2019, and identified good practice examples and service delivery lessons arising from DYW activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marina wrote up her work as a 42-page report which was published on 16th March 2023. This is now available to download from the Scottish Government’s web site.