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GENERAL ELECTION: YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE HEARD

The British Youth Council is calling on parties and politicians across the country to talk to young people not about them.

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Read more +08 September 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Votes at 16

Members of Parliament pledge their support for UK’s largest ballot of young people

Over 100 Members of Parliament from across the UK pledged their personal support to promote awareness of the UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark ballot. The nationwide vote has been ‘open’ to anyone aged 11-18 years old since Friday 10th August 2017. Young people taking part shortlisting what is debated in the House of Commons

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Read more +15 August 2017 By Jess Simonds in Blogs

Four months on the other side of international representation

As a UK Young Ambassador representing Wales back in 2010, I was given the opportunity to represent young people in the UK at international conferences that required representation of young people. Upon reflection, and throughout the experience of two academic degrees, this has been the opportunity that provided me with the best experience of practical

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MAKE YOUR MARK

UK Youth Parliament's Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity to reach out to young people who go on to be opinion formers and leaders of the future.
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LIFESKILLS CREATED BY BARCLAYS

Lifeskills is a free employability programme which helps young people aged 11-24 build the skills they need to move forward in the 21st century workplace.
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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

The Youth Voice Star Awards celebrate and showcase the breadth and diversity of local work exclusively within our Youth Voice Programme. Nominate someone for an award!

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Liam Preston

Former Chair of the British Youth Council
“The British Youth Council radically changed my career and life path. I had no idea what I wanted to do. But by volunteering with the charity, and seeing how it shapes young people's lives I now know I want to have my own career doing something similar”.
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