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.
For an informal discussion and further details, please
Anna Sterckx, National Projects Co-ordinator at the
British Youth Council on 07956 681150 or email email@example.com.
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.
Including press contacts.