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Q-Step Students Present at AMQeN International Conference

Undergraduate students from the Q-Step Centre at the University of Edinburgh recently presented their work placement projects at the highly respected AMQeN international conference on 'rediscovering inequalities: exploring the interconnections between crime, education and urban segregation'.

The poster session showcased small-scale, 'real-life' research projects using quantitative methods, which were carried out during work placements. These placements were offered by a range of employers to selected undergraduate students studying for a social science degree with quantitative methods. 

The Q-Step placement programme connects talented undergraduate social science students, specialising in statistical analysis, with employers across all sectors: in think-tanks, government departments, charities, private companies, market research organisations and other host institutions.

A Q-Step work placement provides students with an invaluable chance to see how quantitative analysis is used in the workplace, helping students to make more informed career choices and to increase their employability. 

We are delighted to be working in partnership with AQMeN who supported this session.

Presenters from the Edinburgh Q-Step Centre included the following 4th year students:


Placement Project Title

Placement Provider

Holly Bathgate and William Fleming

Improving Data Usage at Audit Scotland

Audit Scotland

Andrew Yardley

Analysis of non-drinkers in Scotland

Scottish Government

Gemma Kirkpatrick

Working on the 2015 Scottish Health Survey: Dental Health


Liam Gilchrist

Understanding Health and Knowledge Inequalities in Urban Kenyan Slums

Jhpiego (Kenya)

Nishad Sanzagiri

How can political campaigns tackle unequal voter expectations? 

The Advance Group

Vladimir Grabarnik

Analysing the National Museums of Scotland Collection Records

National Museums Scotland