Social action as a route to the ballot box?

When: Mon 23 Mar 2020 09:30 am - Mon 23 Mar 2020 05:00 pm
Where: Brunel University, Kingston Lane, London, UB8 3PH - View Map

This symposium shines a spotlight on the under-representation of young people and - more importantly - on the potential for volunteering and social action to remedy it. Hosted by Step up to Serve and the Social Action as a Route to the Ballot Box project, it will bring together academics, policy-makers, young people, charities and campaigners to share and discuss the latest research on how volunteering and social action can help engage young people with politics. The day will include presentations from Understanding Society Impact Fellow Stuart Fox of Brunel University, whose research shows that volunteering during childhood can help young people from politically disengaged households become more likely to vote, and from a group of #IWill Ambassadors - pioneering young volunteers who will share their own experiences of social action and politics.