Young Evaluator

Maryam is a Young Evaluator working on the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project in Glasgow.

The Our Shared Cultural Heritage project focuses on exploring the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia (mainly the areas that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh cover). The project works with young people aged 11-25 to experiment and create new ways for museums and youth organisations to work together and become better places for young people to explore identity, connect with others and to create new opportunities for young people.

Our Shared Cultural Heritage is a project led by British Council, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund as one of the Kick The Dust programmes, delivered with partners Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth, with The Audience Agency as the evaluation partner. Maryam is working alongside with The Audience Agency to monitor and evaluate activities, based on the OSCH Activity Plan, the OSCH Evaluation Framework and the Evaluation Toolkit, all of which she helped develop.

Maryam is currently a full-time sixth-form student and is applying for university where she hopes to study towards becoming a Neurosurgeon or Paediatrician. Her favourite subjects include Science and Maths and she likes puzzling out tricky answers. Maryam enjoys a variety of sports, particularly hockey and is a keen traveller, recently returning from Pakistan, which she describes as “stunning”. She enjoys visiting new places, trying new foods and experiencing different cultures. It is through Maryam’s love of travel and learning languages that she got involved in the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project.

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