May I ask for your help to disseminate our request for participants for our study on the COVID related experiences of safety and communication of Chinese university students (and students who consider that they have an East Asian appearance) in the UK?
The study is entitled “COVID and Chinese and East Asian University Students in the UK: Safety, Security, and Communication”.
The backdrop of our study is the reported increase in incidents against Chinese appearing persons in the UK in the early part of the pandemic. Our study hopes to review these experiences and how students communicate about their experiences one year after the first UK COVID lockdown in March 2020. We will analyse these insights together with data obtained through freedom of information requests from universities and police forces. Our study, based at the Manchester Institute of Education – University of Manchester, is supported by the British Academy (BA) Special COVID grants.
Please visit our Project’s website which contains more information about the study itself and how to participate.
If you would like to be interviewed, please see the information on the project website.
If you would like to complete the online survey, please click on the link below:
If you consider yourself to be a UK university student with Chinese/East-Asian appearance and you are currently studying or have studied in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to participate in this study.
The study aims to understand:
How you coped with the pandemic?
Did you experience any kind of COVID related aggression?
Whom did you share your stories experiences with and how during the pandemic?
The first 150 survey participants will receive a ￡5 Amazon token for their time. Please feel free to share this survey with other relevant participants.
Our survey is also available to complete in Chinese:
Thank you very much for your help.
On behalf of the project team which includes:
Dr Hanwei Li
Dr Jingran Yu
Dr Katja Levy
Dr Miguel Antonio Lim, FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development
University of Manchester
Ellen Wilkinson Building B.4.7, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M13 9PL
firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 161 275 3797 / @miguel_a_lim