In recognition of #StudentVolunteeringWeek, I thought it would be timely to mention the benefits of being involved in volunteering, whether that's at your local charity shop, scout group, animal centre or something different entirely! When this post goes live, I'll be at a UK Youth Voice residential, volunteering my time to participate in training to … Continue reading What’s in it for you: Volunteering
So if you haven't heard, this week 13th-19th November is UK Parliament Week! This is an initiative to get more people involved in politics on a regular basis and increase their knowledge about Parliament and Democracy! They wan to engage, explore and empower everyone they can. During the week, many organisations including the UK Youth … Continue reading It’s Time To Participate
So, I think it's time to share my October highlights saying that we're practically halfway through November already! First of all, I attended the Young Labour Policy Conference as a delegate and this was held at the University of Warwick. This was my first Labour Conference and it was good to meet so many like-minded … Continue reading OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS
On Wednesday 7th November 2017, I attended an event organised by the Department of Politics and Public Policy and other organisations, called Congress to Campus. This was held in the Hugh Aston Building on the De Montfort University Campus. The topic of discussion was President Trump's first year: The Presidency, Congress and US politics today. … Continue reading Congress to Campus
Here is a breakdown of what the parties currently stand for: (will do an updated version after the new GE manifestos have been released!) Conservatives: One Nation Individualism De-regulation Grammar Schools Reducing the deficit (balancing the books) Privatise the NHS Strong Law and Order Create a British Bill of Rights Traditional Family Values Defends monarchism … Continue reading What the parties actually stand for
So a snap election was called last week by UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May and you've got a chance to voice your opinion, but only if you're on the electoral register. In the UK, there are so many people who aren't on the electoral register, don't let it be you, especially as it … Continue reading Registering to vote!
Politics is something that will affect everyone’s life in someway, whether its the flick of a newspaper or a watch of BBC News at 10. It affects people in the present moment and will most definitely affect the lives of people in the future. You make so many key decisions at the age of 16/17. … Continue reading Votes at 16, should it really happen?