Our Lives (Social Futures and Life Pathways project)
Wallis is excited to be teaming up with Monash University on the Our Lives project for the first time in 2015. This insightful, ongoing study follows a large cohort of young Australians and looks at how global change and uncertainty influences young people’s attitudes, beliefs and choices as they navigate through life.
The project originally commenced in 2006 with a large cohort of students who were completing year 8 at high school in Queensland. At this time, the project was entirely managed by the University of Queensland.
Since then, data collection has been taking place approximately every two years, with the project expanding to include researchers across the country based at Monash University, University of Tasmania, and Queensland University of Technology.
In 2013, the project was relocated from the University of Queensland to Monash University. Monash will again be managing the project in 2015, thanks to funding provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
In 2015, Wallis will manage the entire survey process and data collection on behalf of Monash University. This year the survey will focus on young people’s experiences with employment, tertiary education, relationships as well as attitudes to some social and political issues.
Most participants are likely to complete the survey online, however there is an option for respondents to complete the survey over the phone if they wish.
Further information about Our Lives and access to previous survey reports can be obtained through the Our Lives website at http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/ourlives.
The Our Lives Database
All participants in the Our Lives program are encouraged to keep their contact details up to date. This can be done by:
– Updating the contact details section on the postal invitation and mailing it back to Wallis via the reply paid address. No stamp is required, even if using an envelope.
– Calling Wallis on 1800 113 444 (toll free on most mobiles)
– Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
– Using our online form
Please be assured that names and addresses are not given to any person or organisation other than those at Monash and Wallis who are directly involved with the Our Lives project. Contact details are only used for the purposes of contacting participants about the survey.
2015 Prize Draw
All participants who complete the Our Lives survey by 31st October 2015 will go into the draw to win one of 10 $500 Coles Myer gift cards.
Prizes will be drawn 15 January 2016 and winners will be notified by phone or email. Winners will then be announced on the Our Lives website http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/ourlives on 9th February 2016.
Please click here for full prize draw terms and conditions.
– Monash University Our Lives Website
– Our Lives Respondent FAQ Sheet
– Monash Explanatory Statement
– List of support services for those in distress
– Prize Draw Terms & Conditions
– Our Lives Infographic Snapshot