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22 February 2018

Animation explains importance of policy research to school students

The film is aimed at Year 12 and 13 students from widening participation backgrounds


Lots of young people want to change the world for the better. But if they don’t know what the evidence says, or if there isn’t proper research to guide their views, how can they – or anyone else for that matter – be sure that they’re actually making a positive difference?

That’s the concept behind a new short video that the Policy Institute at King’s has produced with animation company Infomotion.

The animation is aimed at Year 12 and 13 students from widening participationbackgrounds, to encourage them to study subjects related to public policy and highlight how rigorous social science research is vital if they care about society and want to improve it.

The animation is also intended to prompt students to question what it actually means to be 'doing good', and to encourage them to think critically when they hear claims made about how to best change society.

The overarching message of the animation is also in keeping with the King’s strategic vision, which emphasises the responsibility that the university and students have to make the world a better place.

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