Generation Vote event aims to engage a new generation in democracy

A free event for young people focused on politics and crucial issues for young people has been organised at London Met.

Date: 19 March 2015

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London Metropolitan University will host a free day of activities, discussions, performances and videos to engage young people in the key issues ahead of May’s General Election.

Generation Vote will take place on Tuesday 7 April, and is open to all young people with or without an interest in politics.

“This is a great event to engage all young people in politics and the issues in the lead up to one of the most closely fought elections in modern British history,” says Stuart Isaacs, a senior lecturer in social policy and sociology and one of the organisers of the event.

“There will be discussions, panel debates and a number of interactive sessions that are all focused on engaging young people on subjects that matter the most to them.

“Our aim with this event is get young people thinking about democracy and what they can do to make sure their views get heard.”

MP’s and candidates for the upcoming election will be attending the event alongside representatives from local and national youth organisations, including the British Youth Council who are one of the organisers of the event.

Attendees will be engaged in discussions on awarding the vote to sixteen year olds and how best to engage young people in politics. They’ll also have the opportunity to quiz the politicians and youth groups.

There will be opportunities for conference goers to have their say throughout the day – one of the sessions will encourage attendees to ‘vote with their feet’ and share their views in a specially designed video polling booth.

Students from London Met’s theatre school will be staging a series of short plays and attendees will also be able to take part in a slam poetry session.

Generation Vote
10am - 3.30pm, Tuesday 7 April
London Metropolitan University, Holloway Campus

For more information about the event and to register go to Generation Vote Eventbrite page.