May 2, 2016

“Model Westminster teaches young people about politics and policy making. By doing so, we aim to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to and influence UK politics.”

Working to improve the political engagement of young people!

Model Westminster works to improve the political engagement of young people. We are a non-partisan, volunteer-run educational enterprise, dedicated to breaking down the barriers between young people and politics and engaging the next generation of British citizens in the democratic process.

Our interactive events, spanning talks, debates and group work, are designed to demystify politics and policy making to show how they interact to tackle the greatest social challenges of our time. Our ultimate goal is to empower young people to influence British politics and policy by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills.

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.

Want to understand the political world around you a little better? Heres how:

  • Step Up

    Develop a culture of promoting evidence based policy-making to fuel social action.

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  • Engage

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  • Educate

    Model Westminster is all about education - be sure to prepare for all our events!

  • Implement

    After an education in politics, make sure you implement what you have learned.

“In order to truly understand the importance of politics, political education must be essential to every British citizen.” Fifi Kara – Founder & Chairperson

“Model Westminster was an innovative and knowledge expanding event which allowed me to explore and develop my political debating skills and my drive for political matters!” – Programme Participant, Abigail Heywood

Latest Blog Posts

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    APPG on Youth Affairs meeting on Religious and Racial Discrimination
    On the 1st of March, Model Westminster attended a meeting of the APPG on Youth Affairs, which meets three times a year. This time the group was looking at ways to tackle racism and religious discrimination that is still sadly prevalent today. We heard from a number of interesting speakers over the 2 hours with […]
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  • The Shadow Cabinet; Open for Debate.
    The Shadow Cabinet; Open for Debate.
    Since taking on the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn has been a divisive character. A part of this division has been formed through the direction taken by the Shadow Cabinet. In this article Elliot Francis discusses the role of the Shadow Cabinet under Corbyn and what it means for political debate as a whole. The Shadow […]
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    Last night (16/03/16) I attended a panel discussion at the Austrian Embassy organised by Club Alpbach London entitled ‘Refugee Crisis: The End Game of a Common European Policy?’ Club Alpbach London is an independent club that provides a meeting place for students, young professionals and leading personalities in the UK capital. I was invited to […]
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