YPAG Hertfordshire

A new school year at YPAG! Food sustainability & linking mental and physical health, written by Cherish

Our YPAG group had another in-person meeting on Saturday 23rd of September, where we all met at the university again! We started off the meeting with the classic icebreaker game – two truths and one lie – butthis time with a theme, which was based on what we all did over the summer holidays. It […]

Future Minds: a podcast on involving children and young people in research co-produced by the Herts YPAG

We’ve made a podcast! 🎙 Episode one: Making involvement happen In the first of three podcasts we talk to some adults who help children and young people to be involved in research (facilitators) about why it matters, how to do it well and what we can do better. Thanks to Deidre Leyden from the London […]

Improving Physical and Mental Health and Care for Young People – by Eleanor

Our July meeting was on Zoom again. We started off the meeting by doing an icebreaker game where we were put in different breakout rooms and had to find 3 things that we had in common and 3 differences. This was quite a fun way of learning more about each other. We ended up finding […]

How do you write a good ethics form? by Oscar and Matthew

We met at the university on Saturday 9th June.  When we arrived, the building was still locked as no one had arrived with the keys yet, but luckily we managed to get in in the end 😝 We started the day with a great icebreaker game where we each had to tell two truths and […]

Spring Fun! – by Jacob

On Friday 21st of April, we had our 8th YPAG meeting, and I was very happy to see everyone online, but the only downside is that there is no pizza when we meet on Zoom.

Encouraging healthy, sustainable diets and our 1 year anniversary by Keira

We had our fourth in-person meeting on Saturday, 11th March – and our one-year birthday party! We started off with pizza, wedges and salad for lunch and followed with a memory icebreaker game where we had to remember moves from the previous people, and it was quite hard 😂. Then Rebecca, a researcher from the […]

Genomics and food systems – and a great start to Herts YPAG 2023 by Benita

This was the 6th meeting of YPAG which took place on 26th Jan 2023, which was also our third meeting on Zoom.

Festive fun by Stela

We had our last Herts YPAG meeting of 2022, and the third in person, on Saturday 3rd December, and as it was December we had a Christmas theme 🎄🎅. We started off an update from Julia, a researcher from the University of Hertfordshire, about the project she’s involved in on problematic use of internet by […]

Herts YPAG meeting September 2022 by Olivia

Our YPAG meeting on the 23rd September was by far one of the most interesting online meetings we have had so far.  We started with a Zoom poll game of ‘Would you rather….?’ which was a great way to start the next few hours of researching.    We were joined by 2 researchers from Queen Mary’s […]

Pizza 🍕and plasticine 🎨 – Herts YPAG meeting July 2022 by Samuel

We had our third Herts YPAG meeting, and the second in person, on the 9th July with 12 YPAG members getting together on a hot, sunny Saturday. We started off with pizza for lunch and then a game of human bingo, to get to know each other a bit better. At a previous meeting we […]