Greetings! Thanks for visiting! The Model Westminster website is currently being re-developed. As such, we’ve locked ourselves away, chained ourselves to our laptops and won’t be emerging until we’ve got something great to show you! Please do visit again in a couple of weeks time. We look forward to seeing you then!
While you’re waiting, why not join our mailing list? It’s easy, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and say hello. That way you can get updates about events we are running, our latest news and keep in touch as we continue in our mission to improve the political engagement of young people. We’ve also included a bit of information about us below to keep you going.
Model Westminster is a non-partisan, non-profit educational enterprise, working to improve the political engagement of young people. We are sponsored by Vince Cable and also have endorsements from a number of MPs, including Tristram Hunt. Our Advisory Board includes senior professionals from Hogan Lovells, EY and GoCardless and our Youth Advisory Board provides a mechanism for young people to shape our work.
The UK faces a serious challenge to the health of its democracy due to the very low political engagement of young people. One of the main factors young people cite is a lack of understanding and trust in UK politics, the relevance of it to their lives and how to influence it. At Model Westminster we aim to reach out to young people between the ages of 15-24 and address these challenges.
We run free events on topical political or policy areas, which include talks, games, debates and group work, designed to demystify politics and policy making. We have a strong brand and reputation for delivering high quality and engaging events.
Our goal is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand, influence and challenge British politics and policy making. Some of our previous event partners include the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education, Parliament’s Community Outreach and Engagement Team and the Young Adults Forum. You can view images from our previous events here