Youth Council key dates

Browse this guide for key dates 2017 to 2018 for the Westminster Youth Council and British Youth Council (BYC).

1. All Youth Council members

Date Event Location
17 April First call for motions and nominations for honorary presidents of the BYC Online
31 May  Equality4Us, all-day conference for young people London
10 June Booking closes for convention 1  
24 June Convention 1, all-day conference for young people Pimlico Academy
27 June Youth Voice members policy and governance motion submission deadline Online
4 July Deadline for British Youth Council trustee application Online
2 August Booking deadline for the Annual Council Meeting on 2 September London
10 August Honorary President nominations deadline Online
10  August Policy amendments deadline Online
12 August International Youth Day: Make Your Mark launch Online
September - all month Make Your Mark activity UK wide
2 September Annual Council Meeting (booking deadline was 2 August) London
4 to 14 September BYC campaign priority vote. Contact John Nolan on jnolan@westminster.gov.uk Online
8 September Make Your Mark printed ballots due at pre-registered schools and youth organisations  
24 to 27  September Labour Party Conference  Brighton
2 to 5 October Conservative Party Conference Manchester
6 October Make Your Mark local results submission (5pm) Online
7 October Convention 2, all-day conference for young people London
16 October Make Your Mark result announcement  
17 November Takeover Challenge UK wide  
18 December Deadline for Youth MP candidates applications and manifesto training  
8 January Youth MP candidates manifesto training  
20 January Convention 3 regions, all-day conference for young people  
22 January Youth MP candidates manifestos completed   
26 January UK Youth Parliament campaign: Day of Action  
29 January Youth MP candidates videos online and campaigning begins  
5 February Voting starts for the Westminster Youth Elections  
23 February (5pm) Voting closes for the Youth Elections  
26 February  Vote counting and results announcement event  

2. Youth MP and Deputy Youth MP

Date Event
7 to 9 April  Youth Voice Leadership Programme. 2 day Residential
28 to 30 July UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting
20 to 22 October Debate Lead training for House of Commons
30 October Start Recruitment of Youth MP 2018/9
10 November UK Youth Parliament House of Commons debate
30 November Westminster Youth Council - Continue recruitment of Youth MP 2018/9
18 December Deadline for Youth MP candidates applications
18 December Youth MP candidates - manifesto training
8 January Youth MP candidates - manifesto training
20 January Convention 3 Regions
22 January Youth MP candidates Manifestos completed 
26 January UK Youth Parliament campaign: Day of Action
29 January Youth MP candidates - videos online and campaigning begins
5 February Voting starts for Westminster Youth Elections
23 February (5pm) Voting closes for Westminster Youth Elections
26 February Vote counting and results announcement event 

3. BYC Board Members

Date Event
6 May Board meeting
8 July Board meeting
7 and 14 July Youth Select Committee oral evidence sessions 1 and 2
1 September Board meeting

 

4. BYC Trustees

Date Event Location
4 July Deadline for BYC trustee applications Online
6 to 8 October BYC Board of Trustees induction To be confirmed
10 to 12 November UK Youth Parliament procedures group residential weekend London
9 December BYC Board of Trustees meeting London

5. BYC National Members meeting

Date Event
7 July National Members meeting
18 November National Members meeting

 

6. Youth Council staff and partners

Date Events For Youth Council staff and partners Location
29 April Election monitoring deadline Online
5 May Youth On Board Awards and accredited learning awards moderation Online
24 June Deadline for Positive Stories submissions Online
7 July Youth on Board Award and accredited awards moderation Online
10 July Notification of motions and amendments procedure  
21 July Data day- Youth Voice self-assessment and snapshot deadline Online
23 July Make Your Mark preregistration closes  Online  
22 August Make Your Mark- printed ballots delivery date for Members of Youth Parliament and councils  
 September - all month Make Your Mark activity UK-wide
24 to 27 September  Labour Party Conference  Brighton
29 September  Deadline for Positive Stories submissions Online  
16 October Make Your Mark result announcement  
30 October Westminster Youth Council - start recruitment of Youth MP 2018 to 2019  
10 November UK Youth Parliament House of Commons debate for Youth MP only London
17 November Takeover Challenge UK wide  
18 December Deadline for Youth MP candidates applications  
18 December Youth MP candidates - manifesto training  
21 December Deadline for positive stories submissions Online
8 January Youth MP candidates - manifesto training  
12 January January positive stories (October to December) published Online
20 January Convention 3 Regions London
22 January Youth MP candidates - manifestos completed   
26 January UK Youth Parliament campaign: Day of Action  
29 January Youth MP candidates - videos online and campaigning begins  
23 February Youth On Board sward deadline and ASDAN moderation submission Online
Last updated 01 August 2017