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PSA - British Library Event: Brexit, Young People and Politics
Ahead of a key moment in British history, this panel discussion will assess the impact of Brexit on young people and how it has influenced their political engagement.
The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on Friday 29th March 2019. This timely panel discussion will seek to explore how the EU Referendum in June 2016 and the Brexit process has affected young people, in particular their levels of political engagement and how they feel they have been represented during the process. It will ask how far Brexit has highlighted and even exacerbated a generational divide in UK politics on issues such as freedom of movement and what this might mean for a post-Brexit Britain.
This panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Andy Mycock of the University of Huddersfield and is part of the PSA - British Library Event Programme for 2019, which aims to inspire public engagement and a better understanding of politics, especially within wider historical and cultural contexts. Confirmed participants so far include:
- Alexandra Bulat, Communications Officer, PSA Early Career Network, and Young Europeans Chair, the3million
- Jake Cooper, Councillor for Belle Vale, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Esther Follis, The Wallace High School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and Member of the Winning Team, PSA Student Video Competition 2018 ('Brexit: What Does it Mean to You?')
- Kira Lewis, Trustee, British Youth Council
- Shakira Martin, President, National Union of Students
- Jack Norquoy, Member, Scottish Youth Parliament
- Lara Spirit, Co-President, Our Future, Our Choice
- Dr James Weinberg, Co-convenor, PSA Young People's Politics Specialist Group and University of Sheffield
In order to allow live interaction and audience engagement we will be using the Voxvote system to ask a series of questions relating to young people and Brexit. Voxvote is a free audience response system that captures realtime responses and we will be asking 5 questions at various points throughout the evening and the results will immediately be displayed to all attendees. For further details please click here.
PSA members can register for free via email (see above); spaces are limited so please only commit if you are genuinely planning on attending. Non-PSA members can register on the British Library's website.