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Tue 14 March 2017, 13:00 – 13:45 GMT
Come and meet the team behind the successful Parliamentors programme. They will be here to talk to you about the programme as their applications have now opened for 2017/18. Coventry is one of one of only 9 universities to be apparoached!
3FF’s UN Award Winning ParliaMentors is a programme where teams of university students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs collaborate to create real social change while being mentored by an MP. The programme brings together emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds across UK universities and equips you with the skills, experience and networks to realise your career aspirations and ambitions. Through MP mentoring you a gain real insight into politics and interactive training gives you the tools to create social change. The programme is fully funded and supported throughout the academic year We welcome applications from students who identify with a faith or belief (religious or not) and aspire to become political or community leaders.
How does the programme work?
YOU CREATE SOCIAL CHANGE
In a team of 5 students from your university you’ll create a social action project with guidance from 3FF staff and leading NGOs, identifying and responding to a local community need. Students have ownership over their projects, from inception through to delivery,
YOU SEE POLITICS IN ACTION
Each team is mentored by an MP. Through the mentoring process, you’ll gain a unique insight into politics, seeing politics up close and behind the scenes. You’ll meet with your mentors three to four times. You’ll regularly have the opportunity to attend political events, committees and debates.
YOU DEVELOP SKILLS
You’ll attend a three day long expenses-paid residential event exploring and developing your leadership, dialogue, community and political engagement skills. Participants graduate from the programme at a high-profile reception in the Houses of Parliament. Previous key-note speakers at ParliaMentors events include Jon Snow, Baroness Warsi and Bonnie Greer.
YOU BUILD NETWORKS
Since 2007 over 400 students from diverse backgrounds have taken part in ParliaMentors, along with over 65 MP Mentors. Upon graduating you’ll join a vibrant Alumni community who have gone on to work for the Home Office, BBC, think-tanks, charities, MPs and the Civil Service.
More details and application here: http://www.3ff.org.uk/parliamentors/details.php