Will - Edgbaston and Northfield
Since my election into the UKYP, I have been working on a range of different things to represent young people across Birmingham, and promote the interests of young people. Firstly, I was quite involved with the Birmingham Mayoral Debate and visited a debate hosted by the Yes to Birmingham Mayor Campaign at the Town Hall. Also, I’ve been chatting to various representatives such as Richard Burden MP and follow them all on Twitter to keep up to date with all things political going on locally. I have appeared on a few local radio shows talking about the Youth Parliament, what we do and what we hope to achieve for young people. On top of that, I also joined my colleague Humzah DMYP for an hour’s programme on Noor TV. Finally, my most recent work includes working on a questionnaire about educational pressure with my colleague Saira MYP which we hope will help us to find out how we can make education in our city better for young people. In the coming months, I hope to be able to start distributing the finished versions of this questionnaire around the city, and also visit local youth centres and other such facilities and add them to the Youth Parliament’s list of growing contacts who we could possibly work with in future to continue to promote youth issues in our city.
Vikram –Ladywood and Perry Barr
Write letters to all the Councillors that represent the Handsworth Wood Ward, Soho Ward & Ladywood Ward. To notify Shabana Mahmood MP (Birmingham Ladywood Constituency) that I have been elected into the UKYP and represent the youth of Ladywood & Perry Barr.
To notify all local youth clubs, groups and forums within our constituency that myself and Catherine have been elected and to cooperate with us in the future.
Alice – Selly Oak and Hall Green
I have decided to go with Pressure in Education as the campaign I would like to work on this year so I'll be talking to my school and my colleague Aishia about our newsletter. I will then create an informal newsletter to go on the website to raise awareness about UKYP. Once checked, edited and finished we will upload and work out other ways to raise awareness.
Grace and Jawaad - Erdington and Sutton Coldfied
Jawaad and I have decided to do ours together because we work as a team and both have the same aims. Here's what we've Got; We are trying to look at what is missing in our areas which can change the area, we are trying to get feedback from the local organisations and see what we can do with the help of MP Jack Droomey. We are trying to figure out what can be done to decrease violence in the community and education pressure. Building a relationship with the youths and Police is a good idea and the plan is to have an open day in our areas with the Police and local residents and see if that is useful.
Saira - Edgbaston and Northfield
"I am currently devising a survey on aspects of education pressure with my colleague, Will Gregory. Once this survey is completed I very much look forward to the results so I can identify where young peoples' issues really lie with the education system. Only then can we take the necessary steps to form a detailed campaign plan in terms of creating goals, notifying relevant ministers etc based on what the young people have said through these surveys."