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What is Model Westminster?

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 Autumn 2014. 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.

“Model Westminster is a great initiative which enables students to gain an understanding of UK politics and the wider importance of engagement.” – Jim Murphy MP

What we provide?

Political Participation
85%
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Policy-making
80%
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Local Politics Engagement Opportunities
90%
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Leadership
70%
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Critical Analysis and Research Skills
80%
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Community Engagement
68%
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Teamwork
95%
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“Students who participate in extracurricular activities are less likely to drop out and more likely to have higher academic
achievement.”

“Research indicates that children from high-risk backgrounds have both the most to gain from after-school programs in terms of educational opportunity and the least access to after-school programs.”

“Students interested in law-related or political occupations—in which effective debate skills are critical—are especially likely to benefit from organisations such as Model Westminster.”

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