European Youth Parliament UK http://eypuk.co.uk Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alumni Association Executive: Manifestos http://eypuk.co.uk/alumni-association-executive-manifestos/ http://eypuk.co.uk/alumni-association-executive-manifestos/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:00:44 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3841 Dear Alumni, EYPUK is delighted to be able to announce the list of candidates standing in this year’s Alumni Executive Elections. You can access each candidate’s manifesto by clicking on their name below. You will shortly have the opportunity to be able to question each candidate on the content of their manifesto via the use of […]

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Dear Alumni,

EYPUK is delighted to be able to announce the list of candidates standing in this year’s Alumni Executive Elections. You can access each candidate’s manifesto by clicking on their name below. You will shortly have the opportunity to be able to question each candidate on the content of their manifesto via the use of an elections Facebook group, with an anonymous, verified voting procedure set to open this weekend.

The candidates are as follows:

President
Alexandra Entwistle-Thompson

Alumni Development Co-ordinator
Lorel Scriven

Communications Officer (Two Positions Available)
Phoebe Dodds
Naomi Foale
Adam Stanford

EurVoice Co-Ordinator
Ellen Docherty

Regional Forum Co-ordinators (Two Positions Available)
Imogen Findlay & Cara Pacitti

To view the role descriptions and for more information on the AA Exec Elections 2015, please click here. 

For any further queries please get in touch by info@eypuk.co.uk, Twitter (@EYPUK) or on our Facebook Page.

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EYPUK Internship http://eypuk.co.uk/eypuk-internship/ http://eypuk.co.uk/eypuk-internship/#respond Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:08:43 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3810 EYPUK are recruiting a part-time intern, and are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can work independently to help take our organisation to the next level. The position holder will primarily be responsible for developing our Regional Forum programme, including improving the quality and attendance of our main events, while building stronger local partnerships both […]

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 20.35.55EYPUK are recruiting a part-time intern, and are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can work independently to help take our organisation to the next level. The position holder will primarily be responsible for developing our Regional Forum programme, including improving the quality and attendance of our main events, while building stronger local partnerships both at a corporate level and across the public/voluntary sectors.

The position holder will also assist with our EurVoice outreach programme, as well as the day to day running of the organisation.

In return, we promise an exciting and unique opportunity to develop new skills, experience of working in the voluntary sector, and the rewarding feeling of helping young people across the country. It’s an exciting time to work with EYPUK, as we look to further develop our organisation and hold new events.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information on this role.

How to Apply: Please send a Cover Letter, CV and the completed Application Form to internship@eypuk.co.uk

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by midnight on Monday 31st August 2015.

Interview Date: All interviews will be held on Saturday 12th September 2015, in Liverpool.

If you have any queries regarding the advertised role then please email kevin.garvey@eypuk.co.uk.

 

 

 

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EYPUK Alumni Association Executive Election 2015 http://eypuk.co.uk/eypuk-alumni-association-executive-election-2015/ http://eypuk.co.uk/eypuk-alumni-association-executive-election-2015/#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:17:46 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3796 Dear EYPUK Alumni, After an exciting and successful year, the time has come around for the election of our new Alumni Association Executive (AA Exec) and EYPUK is proud to open the call for candidates to stand in the upcoming elections. Members of the AA Exec are involved in the core business of our organisation and […]

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Dear EYPUK Alumni,

After an exciting and successful year, the time has come around for the election of our new Alumni Association Executive (AA Exec) and EYPUK is proud to open the call for candidates to stand in the upcoming elections.

Members of the AA Exec are involved in the core business of our organisation and work hard each year to ensure that EYPUK runs as smoothly, and as successfully, as possible. Holding a position is a great way to get involved in EYPUK and contribute to our development and evolution as a National Committee whilst also offering insight into the running of not just EYPUK, but EYP as a whole.

There are seven positions open for election and please click on the positions to find out more:

Each role both requires and offers different skill sets, so please read the full description of each position before running as a candidate. In addition, during the election period, the current board of the AA Exec are happy to answer any questions and concerns and give further information to all potential candidates.

If you wish to stand as a candidate for one of these positions, we request that you first register your interest by sending your name and the position you wish to run for to apply@eypuk.co.uk. This will be monitored by Dan Brown, the Chair of the Board of Trustees to ensure a fair election process for all candidates. The deadline for nomination is Wednesday 19th of August.

Following this, you will be required to submit a manifesto, detailing your motivation for running for the role, previous experience that would benefit you in your position, and your aims and goals you would set for the year if elected. Thinking about your manifesto before deciding to stand as a candidate is a good way to work out your aims and goals and really understand the motivation behind running. The deadline for submitting manifestos will be Sunday 23rd of August.

After standing to run as a candidate, the manifestos will be published here on our website for the rest of our alumni to take a look at. Following this, we will open the campaigning period in which potential candidates should be prepared to answer questions from the rest of our alumni, before going to a vote which all of our alumni are encouraged to vote in.

With so many dedicated and driven alumni, we are sure that we will have plenty of great candidates and we look forward to seeing the manifestos in the next few weeks. Good luck to all of our alumni planning to stand in the elections, we’re sure it will be an exciting election!

Beth Thayne

EYPUK Alumni Association President

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Belfast EurVoice: Call for Officials http://eypuk.co.uk/belfast-eurvoice-call-for-officials/ http://eypuk.co.uk/belfast-eurvoice-call-for-officials/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:06:31 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3791 We are very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Belfast EurVoice on 20th October 2015 which will take place in Belfast Town Hall. Alumni will be needed from 10am and please email eurvoice@eypuk.co.uk if you are interested in taking part. Our Belfast EurVoice session has moved from strength to strength over the years and with our International Session happening […]

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We are very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Belfast EurVoice on 20th October 2015 which will take place in Belfast Town Hall. Alumni will be needed from 10am and please email eurvoice@eypuk.co.uk if you are interested in taking part.

EurVoice-logo-300x299Our Belfast EurVoice session has moved from strength to strength over the years and with our International Session happening next year in Belfast and Dublin, don’t miss this chance to see the city and start the excitement in advance! The role on the day will consist of leading workshops with groups of school children to prepare them for a Q&A session with a panel of experts. To learn more about EYPUK’s EurVoice outreach programme, click here.

If you are unable to attend this session, you may be interested in helping at our Liverpool EurVoice session – we’d love to see as many people as possible involved so please email eurvoice@eypuk.co.uk if either of these sessions interest you!

 

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Liverpool EurVoice: Call for Officials http://eypuk.co.uk/liverpool-eurvoice-call-for-officials/ http://eypuk.co.uk/liverpool-eurvoice-call-for-officials/#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:07:29 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3782 We are very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Liverpool EurVoice on 30th September 2015 which will take place in Liverpool Town Hall. The event will start around noon and please email eurvoice@eypuk.co.uk if you are interested in taking part. Our Liverpool session is always a fantastic session and we encourage all alumni to attend and support […]

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We are very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Liverpool EurVoice on 30th September 2015 which will take place in Liverpool Town Hall. The event will start around noon and please email eurvoice@eypuk.co.uk if you are interested in taking part. eurvoicebelfastOur Liverpool session is always a fantastic session and we encourage all alumni to attend and support our excellent outreach programme. The role on the day will consist of leading workshops with groups of school children to prepare them for a Q&A session with a panel of experts. To learn more about EYPUK’s EurVoice outreach programme, click here.

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Congratulations! http://eypuk.co.uk/congratulations/ http://eypuk.co.uk/congratulations/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:58:24 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3769 All of us at EYPUK would like to offer our congratulations to the teams selected from the Summer National Session which took place last weekend! A big well done to Tiffin Grammar, who will be attending the International Session in Liepzig, as well as Warwick School and Howell’s School who will attend International Fora in […]

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All of us at EYPUK would like to offer our congratulations to the teams selected from the Summer National Session which took place last weekend! A big well done to Tiffin Grammar, who will be attending the International Session in Liepzig, as well as Warwick School and Howell’s School who will attend International Fora in the upcoming year.

We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the delegates who took part and to all the officials who worked very hard to make the session so enjoyable for everyone. Particular thanks to Cara Pacitti as Imogen Findlay as Head Organisers and Saga Eriksson (FI) as President – it was a wonderful session!

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Thank You to All Our Volunteers! http://eypuk.co.uk/thank-you-to-all-our-volunteers/ http://eypuk.co.uk/thank-you-to-all-our-volunteers/#respond Sat, 06 Jun 2015 16:14:19 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3751 In the spirit of Volunteer Week 2015, all the team at EYPUK would like to take the opportunity to offer a huge THANK YOU to our volunteers who contribute so much of their time and effort to make this organisation what it is. Each session we run, whether it is a National Session, a Regional Forum or […]

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In the spirit of Volunteer Week 2015, all the team at EYPUK would like to take the opportunity to offer a huge THANK YOU to our volunteers who contribute so much of their time and effort to make this organisation what it is.

Each session we run, whether it is a National Session, a Regional Forum or a EurVoice Session, involves a team of dedicated individuals and we would not be able to offer the opportunities to so many young people without their help.

We have an incredibly exciting few years ahead of us, in particular with our joint International Session (http://www.dublinbelfast2016.eu/) with EYP Ireland taking place in 2016, and are looking forward to involving even more people in our organisation. Please continue supporting our work and sessions, we really appreciate it!!

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Call for Officials – Autumn Nationals 2015! http://eypuk.co.uk/call-for-officials-autumn-nationals-2015/ http://eypuk.co.uk/call-for-officials-autumn-nationals-2015/#respond Sat, 30 May 2015 16:11:02 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3746 EYPUK is very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Autumn National Session 2015! The Autumn National Session of EYPUK will be taking place from the 10-13th September 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. Please note that officials are expected to arrive on the 9th September for officials’ preparation and teambuilding. The theme for the session is “Uniting Across […]

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EYPUK is very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Autumn National Session 2015! The Autumn National Session of EYPUK will be taking place from the 10-13th September 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. Please note that officials are expected to arrive on the 9th September for officials’ preparation and teambuilding.

The theme for the session is “Uniting Across Borders to Ensure a Sustainable Future”, in keeping with the international focus of 2015 as the Year of Development and you can more read more by clicking here.

Prospective officials would require real enthusiasm for the session aims and theme. To apply, please complete and return the application form which can be opened by clicking here: Application Form for Officials Autumn 2015. Please send your completed applications to apply@eypuk.co.uk. The deadline for applications is Saturday 13th June, 23:59 GMT. The selection panel will then consider and review applications and reply to all applicants.

 

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Thames Valley Regional Report http://eypuk.co.uk/thames-valley-regional-report/ http://eypuk.co.uk/thames-valley-regional-report/#respond Sat, 09 May 2015 16:41:08 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3740 by Kate Simmons  On the 16th March, 7 schools from across the region came to the Oxford Union to take part in the EYPUK Thames Valley Regional Forum. The day was filled with a high level of debate, as the delegates discussed current European issues. The event was held in the Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union, one […]

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On the 16th March, 7 schools from across the region came to the Oxford Union to take part in the EYPUK Thames Valley Regional Forum. The day was filled with a high level of debate, as the delegates discussed current European issues. The event was held in the Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union, one of the most historic debating unions in the world. The delegates were speaking in the same place as figures such as Benazir Bhutto, Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein. This historic location was a fitting setting for the event, and the portraits and busts of famous presidents and speakers served as inspiration for the delegates. They certainly rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations.

The guest speaker Mohammed Abbasi, the Lord Mayor of Oxford, opened the Forum. In his biographical speech the Lord Mayor described his childhood in Pakistan, his increasingly long journeys to school, and how he had to make pens and ink from molasses and carbon. When he moved to England he worked as an engineer for GPO telephones before his career in politics. In his speech the Lord Mayor stressed the importance of young people getting involved in politics, and how he strongly believes that 16 year olds should have the right to vote. This was a fitting introduction for the day, where we would see 16-17 year olds discuss not just national, but European issues.

First there was an introductory debate to help the delegates become familiar with the format of the debates. This debate proposed to combat the problem of housing in the EU by building houses out of Lego! A great start to the debating was made with LIBE (Radley School) giving a passionate proposition speech about the fantastic properties of Lego, which was opposed by a speech from ECON (The Abbey School), which raised the issue of Lego’s lack of sustainability. After a lively round of debate from the floor, the resolution was passed, and so we may be seeing brightly coloured buildings popping up around the EU in the future!

For the remainder of the day, Committees argued for and against a range of topics. By the end of the first debate, regarding freedom of speech vs. the right to privacy, every Committee had contributed to the discussion. Lively, passionate debate throughout the day followed this strong start, with the delegates discussing how to end Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, the role that the EU should play in supporting the refugees of ISIS, and how best to deal with practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

There was also a debate in French about how to combat the lack of turn out in European elections. The Committees had a very good grasp of the language, being able to form articulate speeches and points on the issue. Particular mention goes to DROI (St.Helen’s and St.Katharine’s School) and EMPL (Abingdon School) for their language skill, even making use of Direct Responses. In the third round of the debate, pupils could use any European language, and we heard Spanish, Greek, Italian, German and Dutch.

Feedback from the pupils was positive. A member of CULT (Dean Close School) said, ‘I like the structure of the event. People can make general points as well as speeches, so everyone can get involved’. EYPUK would like to thank all the pupils and teachers for the high level of debate and the positive, friendly atmosphere. Congratulations to the pupils and teachers of St.Helen’s and St. Katharines’s School, and Radley School for being selected to attend the 2015 National Sessions.

We would also like to thank those at the Oxford Union, the Lord Mayor Mohammed Abbasi, Monika Ghosh – the session’s President, and the other EYPUK alumni who were present for making this regional session a success. Special thanks go to the Organisers, Cara Pacitti and Pierce Chalmers, for ensuring the smooth running of the event.

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Call for Officials – Summer Nationals 2015! http://eypuk.co.uk/call-for-officials-summer-nationals-2015/ http://eypuk.co.uk/call-for-officials-summer-nationals-2015/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:08:29 +0000 http://eypuk.co.uk/?p=3733 EYPUK is very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Summer National Session 2015! The Summer National Session of EYPUK will be taking place from the 2nd–5th July 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. Please note that officials are expected to arrive on the 1st July for officials’ preparation and teambuilding. For the full Call, […]

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EYPUK is very excited to announce our Call for Officials for our Summer National Session 2015! The Summer National Session of EYPUK will be taking place from the 2nd–5th July 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. Please note that officials are expected to arrive on the 1st July for officials’ preparation and teambuilding. For the full Call, please click the following link: Officials’ Call Summer 2015.

The theme for the session is “Uniting Across Borders to Ensure a Sustainable Future”, in keeping with the international focus of 2015 as the Year of Development and you can more read more by clicking here.

Prospective officials would require real enthusiasm for the session aims and theme. To apply, please complete and return the application form (click: Summer Officials’ Application Form) to apply@eypuk.co.uk. The deadline for applications is Sunday 10th May, 23:59 GMT. The selection panel will then consider and review applications and reply to all applicants.

 

 

 

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