“Our interviewer is like our family friend”

“I will carry on with Understanding Society because it’s so fun and is a chilled conversation about life,” says one of our participants.

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Question and Answers

What do you enjoy about taking part?

I love taking part; it’s so much fun and helps me reflect on how far me and my family have come.

Do you have any favourite questions?

My favourite questions are about the financial aspect of things because life has been tough for us and I now finally have a job.

What do you think about your interviewer?

The interviewer is like our family friend and it’s always good to do the interview with a cuppa and biscuits.

Why do you think it’s important to take part?

Taking part in the study and reading the latest research makes me think about how society has changed, particularly with employment, most people now need a good education and experience too. It also makes me reflect on employment opportunities in certain parts of the country and how life would be different if I lived in London or a more affluent area.

How do you find the interview experience?

I will carry on with Understanding Society because it’s so fun and is a chilled conversation about life. The interviewer experience is not like a normal interview, it’s less formal and more like a chatty conversation over drinks and snacks.

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