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The Youth Select Committee (YSC) is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons. The eleven committee members are aged 14-18 and include three Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs), one former MYP, three youth councillors, a representative from the Scout Association and one elected representative from each of the devolved nations.


Youth Select Committee 2015: Applications open!

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

If you answered yes to the above, then apply to be on the Youth Select Committee 2015 whose topic will beMental Health Services,which has been chosen by UK Youth Parliament as the priority campaign, following Make Your Mark (90,549 young people voted for it) and the House of Commons Sitting and is highlighted in the British Youth Council's manifesto.

You will join a panel of ten young people who will take and hear evidence before writing a report with recommendations to the Government. It will take place in one of the Committee rooms in the House of Commons in June and July 2015. You will need to be able to commit to all of the dates outlined in the application form and be willing to volunteer about 2 hours a week to take part until September 2015.  All expenses are covered and you will get a certificate of participation, insight into Parliament and your experience can be utilised as accredited learning through the BYC Youth Voice Award.

Your application form needs to be returned by 11.59pm on 10th March 2015 and the successful candidates will by informed by 19th March. Please be aware that you may be called for a telephone interview in the week 11 - 18 March.

Interested? Apply now

For an informal discussion and further details, please contact:
Anna Sterckx, National Projects Co-ordinator at the British Youth Council on 07956 681150 or email anna.sterckx@byc.org.uk.


Find out about our 2014 Youth Select Committee

The 2014 Youth Select Committee embarked on an inquiry into lowering the voting age to 16, where it will explore the issues and arguments around votes at 16.

Contact the Youth Select Committee

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