YouthPolitics UK Annual Conference

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Launch Conference. It was an amazing day of debates, talks and workshops and an incredible turnout. The team at YouthPolitics really hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Stay tuned for future events!

We are delighted to announce the details of the first YouthPolitics Annual Conference!

Over the past few months the team here at YouthPolitics have been laying down the foundations of the organisation which will culminate in our official launch at the first Annual Conference on Saturday 3rd March at The Manchester Grammar School.

The day will involve a range of workshops in campaigning, debating, and economics, along with Q&A sessions with high-profile figures. We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speakers will be Mayor of Manchester,  Andy Burnham, and former Director of Communications and Strategy under Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, who will also be taking part in a book signing event. The leading journalist Michael Crick and MPs such as Kate Green and Afzal Khan will also be speaking, and representatives from nationwide and local campaigns, such as Amnesty International, will be hosting workshops.

All prospective and current A Level students studying A-level Politics, History and Economics and Law will find this conference invaluable but we wish to welcome all pupils (14-18) interested in current affairs. Throughout the course of the day, pupils will have an opportunity to learn the skills needed to make their voices heard and take actions to bring about social change.

Details: Saturday 3rd March 2018

09.00-17.30 Manchester Grammar School

Old Hall Lane, M13 OXT

Ticket prices include a hot lunch:

£5 under 25 /£10 over 25/ bursaries available *excluding booking fee

Tickets can be purchased here.


08:30-09:00 – Arrival

09:30-10:00 – Opening Ceremony

10:15 – 11:00 – 1st Workshop session (and panel debate on Brexit)

11:15-12:00 – Keynote speech from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester

12:15-13:00 – 2nd Workshop session (and Q&A with Michael Crick)

13:00-14:30 – LUNCH (hot lunch included in price)

14:30-15:15 – 3rd Workshop session (and panel debate on Northern Devolution)

15:30-17:00 – Q&A with Alastair Campbell and Closing Ceremony

17:00-17:30 – Book signing with Alastair Campbell, the YouthPolitics team will also be around so individuals can find out more about how to get involved.

Workshops in debating, campaigning, and economics will be running throughout the day – these will be available for booking at a later date. We will be holding two panel debates will be held on the subjects of ‘Northern Devolution’ and ‘The Impact of Brexit on the Youth’.

It is our priority that anyone can attend the conference, regardless of their financial situation. That is why we are offering financial support for those who may struggle to attend otherwise. Bursary inquiries should be emailed to

DRESS CODE: Casual clothes

ARRIVAL: Please arrive at The Manchester Grammar School between 8.30am-9.00am and make your way to Reception (through the arch).

DROP-OFF: There will be a drop-off zone inside the school grounds – come down the front drive and follow the signs. Alternatively, you can park on Old Hall Lane outside of the school.

TICKETS: There is no need for paper tickets or to print this confirmation email. Your name will be on an attendee list at the entrance.

PICK-UP: The event will finish at 5.30pm. There will be a pick-up zone inside the school grounds. Again, come down the front drive and follow the signs.

For all information or enquiries regarding conference, please email the events team at

Or alternatively, contact our events manager, Ben Fleming, at 

  • Date March 03, 2018
  • Time 09.00-17.30
  • Location Manchester Grammar School