Youth Voice Panel

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It has been amazing being involved in the Youth Voice Panel so far, as I get to know more about the Leadership and Skills Foundation’s plans in the future. I can also help with the course’s development from a different perspective, helping other students have a better experience.

Callum, Youth Voice Panel Representative

Do you want your voice to be heard, make an impact and shape decisions? Here at the Leadership Skills Foundation, we’re looking for representatives to join our Youth Voice Panel.  

But…what is a youth voice panel?

In short, it’s a space where you get to tell us your thoughts on a range of topics ranging from our qualifications and awards to how we run our organisation (and yes, that means we want to hear the bad as well as the good!) We’ll discuss the growth of AI, the upcoming general election, and any other major topics that you believe are affecting young people right now.

We will then take those insights and try and improve our work to make our programmes the best (and most relevant) they possibly can be for young people like yourself.

Since launching the Youth Voice Panel last year, our panel members  have supported significant developments such as our recently launched Esports and Environment Leaders programmes. 

As a Youth Voice Panel Rep, you would not only get to influence our decision-making, but you can also use the experience to bolster any further education or job applications you make. In fact, we want to offer you a personal reference to say thank you for your time and feedback (always useful for UCAS submissions and employers!) There may also be future opportunities to work with us at conferences and events, building on the very skill set our programmes help to develop. 


Our Youth Voice Panel meetings will be held on the following dates via Microsoft Teams (and you just need to join where you can):

  • Wednesday, 21 February from 17:00 – 18:00.
  • Thursday, 21 March from 17:00 – 18:00.
  • Wednesday, 22 May from 17:00 – 18:00.
  • Thursday, 20 June from 17:00 – 18:00.
  • Wednesday, 10 July from 17:00 – 18:00 (we appreciate this will be out of term time for Scottish students, so no pressure to join on your holidays!) 

To join as a rep, just complete this short form and Ollie, our Innovation Research Officer, will provide you with the Teams link. If you’re under 18, we will need your guardian to fill in a quick form too – simply get them to click here and complete.

After those two easy steps it’s just a case of joining on the day and telling us your thoughts. Easy huh? Complete the form now and start building your experience of influencing decisions and creating impact today.