British Youth Council – recruiting now!!

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The British Youth Council have a great opportunity for young people to sit in Parliament and influence the Government! The deadline to apply is Monday 27th March, so don’t delay!

Please pass to any friends or networks you think might be interested!

Applications are now open for the British Youth Council’s sixth Youth Select Committee. The topic for the 2017 Youth Select Committee will be Body Image. Mirroring the UK Parliament Select Committee structure, the Youth Select Committee allows young people to scrutinise and hold inquires on topics of interest to them. The Youth Select Committee will comprise of a maximum of 11 young people (aged 18 years and under). There are specific seats, including open seats for anyone. If you meet more than one seat you can just send one application and say the different seats you fit in, and double (or triple!) your chances!

You don’t have to have a detailed knowledge of the subject, you may have different skills to bring. Why not apply, you have nothing to lose!

• 1 Member of Scottish Youth Parliament

• 1 Member from a Youth Organisation in Wales

• 1 Member from a Youth Organisation in Northern Ireland

• 2 Members of UK Youth Parliament

• 2 Youth Representatives (E.g. youth councillor, DMYP)

• 1 representative from the Young Mayor’s Network

• 3 additional seats reserved for key groups of young people – this can be anyone!

The British Youth Council will recruit the young people onto the Select Committee and arrange their induction and training. The Select Committee will be supported with research and the calling of witnesses throughout the period of the 2017 inquiry. A final report will be produced and launched.

Application Deadline: 27 March 2017

Further information and the application form can be found here:

Do you want to get more involved? Why not contact the Youth Engagement and Participation Service to find out more about our Youth Forums!


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