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STAYin(g)Rural Project Launch - May 2019

Launch of the STAYin(g)Rural Project | 22 May, 2019

STAYin(g)Rural Project Launch meeting hosted in South Tyrone by Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Norway Flag Photo by Mikita Karasiou on Unsplash

STAYin(g)Rural attends European Society of Rural Sociology Conference

Introducing the STAYin(g)Rural Project at European Society of Rural Sociology Conference in Trondhein, Norway

STAYin(g)Rural Team meet to discuss progress in Germany

25 November, 2019

In November 2019, the German team members hosted our second project meeting where we discussed survey progress and made plans for the second phase of data collection

The STAYin(g)Rural Survey gets underway in Autumn 2019

21 October, 2019

Following months of careful survey design, the team have started collecting data in October 2019. Household surveys are to be distributed to 2,500 households in each of the study areas, in hope of receiving 1,000 completed responses.

Target of 3,000 household surveys reached in time for Christmas

20 December, 2019

Distribution of the STAYin(g)Rural Household Survey across the study areas got underway in October. We are pleased to announce that the target of 3,000 completed responses was achieved after 8 weeks of hard work.

Update: Impact of COVID-19 on STAYin(g)Rural

1 July, 2020

The recent coronavirus pandemic has affected the progression of the study, and ‘lockdown’ has meant that the second phase of data collection, which was to involve these interviews has had to be postponed.

STAYin(g)Rural goes Virtual

1 November, 2020

The recent coronavirus pandemic and the guidance to 'stay at home' has resulted in a very different working environment during 2020.