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“Model Westminster teaches students about politics and policy making. By doing so they will be better able to understand their democratic rights and entitlements.”

- Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP

BIS Secretary & MP

for Twickenham

We aim to create a nation of mutual understanding.

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Policy School Next Gen
In partnership with the Cabinet Office
21st November 2014 Admiralty House, 26 Whitehall, SW1 Application http://goo.gl/8xj9My

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Model Westminster is an educational organisation, which focuses on providing an introduction to the policy-making process. To do this, Model Westminster uses a simulatory technique to educate participants about how societies biggest challenges are solved. Model Westminster will provide students with the opportunity to design tangible policy proposals whilst gaining an understanding of the structural and agency arrangements of British government. This year Model Westminster’s main event will take 150 of the brightest and best students from across 15 London boroughs and immerse them into a two-day policy-making conference, due to be held in 2015
Over the course of two days, students will tackle both a local and pan-London challenge. Each student will have to manage and represent a different stakeholder engaged in the policy-making process. Through an intense and academically rigorous event, the participants will have to; 1) compile research, 2) analyse and present vast amounts of quantitative and qualitative data and 3) critically assess empirical and anecdotal evidence, all whilst considering the short and long-term implications for their stakeholder. The legacy of Model Westminster will see the publishing of a co-authored report – outlining the participant’s practical policy solutions for the range of different issues they worked on.
Vision and Mission
Britain can be more democratic by increasing the understanding of our most important institution. We would like to make this happen, by showing young people how important politics is.
Our Philosophy
Our motto, “Usus est magister optimus” means “Experience is the best teacher” this slogan constantly reminds us how important it is to allow students to put on the shoes of policy-makers, as they will gain no better understanding of what it means to be a politician.
Our Commitments
We are committed to provided an exceptional service, whereby students gain a realistic political and policy-making experience. Our resources are sourced directly from those who work in government and aid the process of policy making.
Our Legacy
The legacy of Model Westminster will see the publishing of a co-authored report – outlining the participant’s practical policy solutions for the range of different issues they worked on.

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    ‘Policy School Next Gen’ Cabinet Office Event.
    Last week Model Westminster was invited to an event held by Parliament Week and the Cabinet Office, ‘Policy School Next Gen’. The central focus of the day was policy-making. As such, the day was structured to engage students in the practice of ‘good policy making’, the processes which go into implementing policy ideas and improving […]
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  • Zain Afzal: Ambassador Profile
    Zain Afzal: Ambassador Profile
    Why have you signed up to Model Westminster? I signed up to learn more about politics, and to teach and help young people who aren’t sure about how politics affect them. Why are you passionate about politics/youth engagement? I feel that young people are under-represented and prioritised by politicians and feel that young people can have more of an […]
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    #MWEnergy: The Result.
    Model Westminster recently launched a competition dealing with one of the biggest issues that we, as future policymakers, will face in the coming decades, that of energy security. The question was as follows:  “How can national governments and policy makers guarantee a reliable, sustainable energy supply in a future fraught with decreasing supplies of conversational […]
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