Research project on moving to Hastings

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Research project on moving to Hastings

Postby SeasideResearcher » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:11 pm

Love the seaside? Tell us, why you moved to Hastings and your experiences as a resident

Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the University of Hertfordshire are interested in the motivations, skills and aspirations of in-movers to Hastings. Our focus is on everybody aged over 18 years of age who is not originally from Hastings, albeit the young, the middle-aged and the young, recent in-movers or older in-movers, the homeless, the semi-retired, or those desiring a lifestyle change. We are therefore interested in finding out from you, the motivations and reasons for your move to Hastings and your experiences as resident.

Please complete our survey:
Should take no more than five minutes to complete, all responses are appreciated and anonymity is assured.

It is intended that this project contributes to an evidence base regarding the social, economic and cultural impacts associated with in-movers, to seaside towns generally and more specifically in relation to Hastings.

If you are prepared to be interviewed, whether face-to-face or via telephone, or if you have any questions or queries about this project, please contact Dr Steve Jakes at the University of Plymouth: [url][/url]

Obtaining the views of as many people as possible is important to us, so please take our survey and make contact if you are happy to be interviewed.

We really appreciate your help with this important research project!
Steve Jakes

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Re: Research project on moving to Hastings

Postby SeasideResearcher » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:05 pm

Dear Forum Members,

Regarding the research looking at why and how people move to Hastings, their experiences, contributions and impacts, the response so far has been great. Nearly 160 in-movers have completed the online survey, with a large number also having been interviewed.

If you haven't already, it would be much appreciated if you could complete the survey:

Also, if you are willing to be interviewed, please leave your details at the end of the survey or you may contact me directly at:

This research project is about building an evidence base on migration to seaside towns and its influence on social and economic performance, so the more responses we have, the better.
Your input is really, really appreciated!

Many thanks,
Dr Steve Jakes

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