Planning to set out

Get buy-in from senior managers | Involve young people
Facilitate a young researchers' project | Ensure a project is conducted ethically.

How to get senior management buy-in

You are likely to need the support of the senior management team to set up a young researchers’ project. You may need them to authorise the project and to free up staff time and resource. You also need to engage senior managers, to maximise the chance that the project will have an impact within your school, college or organization.

You could get buy-in via an informal meeting, or by presenting a short ‘proposal’ for the project. This might cover:

If your senior management team has concerns about supporting a young researchers’ project, it might be helpful to engage them in thinking about the focus of the research.