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Youth Conference: Curriculum for Life

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Our recent consultation of Surrey Heath young people found that they wanted better preparation for life after school. We have created this event to inform young people in Surrey Heath about the different paths they can take, such as studying at university and apprenticeships; how to be more employable; and how to look after your wellbeing at the same time.

The event is designed to be accessible for all young people interested in the topic.

Confirmed Speakers:

Royal Holloway UniversityUniversity of SurreyHireHigher

The event will run from 1:30pm - 4:30pm on 22nd January.

Watch live here, or on YouTube (https://youtu.be/JABjhW8nktU)!

Our 2018/19 Manifesto

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Our 2017 consultation provided us with valuable insight into the opinions, views and concerns of young people in Surrey Heath. We found that the five issues young people felt most passionately about were:
Curriculum to prepare us for lifeBullyingCost of livingSafety at nightDiscrimination Over the next two years we are attempting to tackle these issues -  starting with our Preparing for Working Life project which aims to give young people: skills for life (including CV writing, cooking and money management); knowledge of how to improve personal wellbeing; and insight into further education and apprenticeships.

You can download our full manifesto for 2018/2019 here which details what the five issues encompass.

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with our meetings.

Follow us on social media for updates and to join in on the discussion.

Diana Award

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The Surrey Heath Youth Council are immensely proud to have received a Diana Award for their work to reduce the stigma around mental health, open up discussion and increase awareness of mental wellbeing in Surrey Heath through their Anti-Stigma Conference. Members of SHYC went to London to receive the award and were inspired by the experience of seeing so many other young people with outstanding achievements. The full list of 2018's Diana Award holders can be found here. This has motivated us to continue working even harder on our current project after summer to ensure that we can get the biggest impact possible and benefit the young people we represent in the most powerful way.

Join the Surrey Heath Youth Council

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The Surrey Heath Youth Council is recruiting! Join the SHYC to stand up for your opinions and improve Surrey Heath for all young people.

Anyone aged 11-18 (school years 7-13) who lives or goes to school in Surrey Heath can apply to join the SHYC. The Youth Council needs people with all sorts of skills such as organising, fund-raising, IT, web, graphics and design, video, running meetings and presenting. It’s also a great way to learn some of these skills. SHYC is committed to achieving equality and fairness. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Joining the SHYC gives you an opportunity to share your views and make a difference. Previous youth councillors have also received ASDAN qualifications, been given the Diana Award and used their time at SHYC for their DofE volunteering.

SHYC meet every week in Camberley to work on projects that we come up with based on the views of young people in Surrey Heath. Previously we hav…