Do you want to be part of a Youth Select Committee that will change things for young people?


Are you aged 11 to 18, resident in the UK and able to volunteer your time on the dates as stated in the application?


Do you have an interest in youth representation, and democracy?


Then apply to be on the Youth Select Committee 2013 whose topic will be The School Curriculum, which has been chosen by the majority of the UK's youth representatives in the UK Youth Parliament and the British Youth Council.

You will join a panel of eleven young people who will take and hear evidence before writing a report with recommendations to the Government. It will meet in one of the Committee rooms in the House of Commons in June and July 2013. So you will need to be able to commit to the dates outlined in the application form and be willing to volunteer about 2 hours a week to take part until September 2013.  All expenses covered and you will get a certificate of participation, insight into Parliament and your experience will be accredited learning through the BYC Youth Voice Award.

Your application form needs to be returned by the 11thMarch and the successful candidates will by informed by 15thMarch.  Please be aware that you may be called for a personal, or telephone interview, that week.

Download the application form.


For an informal discussion and further details, please contact: Paul Boskett MBE, Youth Democracy Manager at the British Youth Council. Email or ring on 07507 639788