Student Support

There are inherent difficulties in conducting empirical research on modern slavery.

Challenges include identifying populations and behaviors in a 'hidden-in-plain-sight' landscape, specifically trafficking victims, when the victims themselves do not want to identify with the trafficking label. But understanding their experiences is vital to help inform and develop local, national and international polices that inform best-practice for front line professionals. They need to know how to deliver the best care and assistance to victims, as well as effective prevention and enforcement models to deal with traffickers.

This is where good quality, thematically focused studies can really make a difference.

At ©ILLUSTRO Consultancy Ltd. we offer our time to help students develop their research topics, as well as provide practical advice on identifying populations, strategies for contacting potential research participants, and conducting interviews.

This is a Free Service and conducted via Skype at the mutual convenience of the student and ©ILLUSTRO trainer.

Read about how students have found our service below.

Hollie Sanglier- University of Sussex - BSc Marketing, Business and Human Rights

"…my goals are to incorporate my marketing skills into charity work and hopefully work for an international charity that aims to enforce human rights, particularly for those affected by modern slavery and human trafficking. As part of my research, I wrote a piece that critically analyzed The Salvation Army and the extent to which their work aims to meet the wellbeing of victims of trafficking. I then looked at the feasibility of transferring this practice overseas and how culture and international law would affect this.

During my research, whilst gaining academic understanding of the practises of The Salvation Army and also theories of well-being, I struggled to gain critical analysis of The Salvation Army, due to many reports being generated by the charity themselves. I also was unsure of how to select a region into which I could potentially transfer this service. This was due to a lack of 'real world' understanding of trafficking, and only relying on academic sources.

I identified Tony from ILLUSTRO on the internet, and believed he would be able to give me expert advice on the subject. He was able to guide me through the questions I had about my research and read through my first draft, giving me advice on each section. Through this, he was able to give me statistics and facts about countries affected by trafficking as well as advice on critical analysis of my chosen charity.

The advice and guidance Tony gave me was invaluable and I was able to achieve a First for this piece of research. I would definitely recommend this service for anyone who feels they need a perspective from an expert in the field which is unbiased and deeply insightful."

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