Tell us a story...

Every time you’re interviewed, you help Understanding Society to build a detailed picture of how UK lives are changing over time – but what do you think of the interview experience?

  • Do you enjoy taking part?
  • How does it help you reflect on your own life?
  • Do you have favourite questions?
  • What’s it like to welcome the interviewer into your home?

This competition is now closed but you can read the shortlisted stories

Send us 200 to 400 words

We will select four winning stories – two adults and two under-16s stories – to share on our website and each will receive a £20 Boots voucher by post. All stories and comments will be anonymised.

Contact us

Email your story to our team.

Or post your story to:
Understanding Society,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
FREEPOST RRXX-KEKJ-JGKS,
Colchester, CO4 3SQ

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