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Political Promise Needs New Writers

In Charlie Edwards on June 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

I firmly believe that students need a voice more than ever. As the Government undergoes education reforms, why were not our generation, who have the most direct experience of the state of our education system, consulted on the changes that needed to be made? On university tuition, anti-social behaviour, Olympic tickets, why are we not heard on the issues that affect us?

The concept of Political Promise is 18 months old next week. We launched to provide this generation, current school and university students and young professionals, the opportunity to have their voice heard. Once again, we are looking to expand our team. If you are interested in cutting your teeth in journalism, and want to write news or comment pieces for the website, email politicalpromise@yahoo.co.uk with a paragraph about yourself, and I will get back to you. You do not need experience, nor need to live in London. Just enthusiasm, a computer and a decent vocabulary will do.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Charlie Edwards (Founder of PoliticalPromise.co.uk)

The next generation of politicians? Spending a month on Jolitics.com

In Garry Lee on May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

Garry Lee explores the pros and cons of Jolitics.com, a new website giving ordinary people “a platform for political proposals”. Read the rest of this entry »

Reporting from the NUS Conference 2011

In Vicky Wong on April 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

Hundreds of students gathering outside a conference centre in Newcastle Gateshead, no it is not another student party, but the NUS’ annual conference; 3 days of networking, discussions and debates on student politics and policies and a forum on where to take the student movement over fees and funding, writes Vicky Wong. Read the rest of this entry »

We Need to Modernise the NUS

In Jonny Roberts on March 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

In light of the recent resignation of Aaron Porter, the NUS chief, Jonny Roberts argues now is the time for voting reform in the NUS. Read the rest of this entry »

Political Promise: A Year On

In Matt Gardner on January 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Matt Gardner looks at what Political Promise has achieved a year on.

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Political Promisers Unite: Let’s Have Younger Politicians

In Jonny Roberts on December 20, 2010 at 9:00 am

Jonny Roberts is launching a campaign for the Labour party to adopt all under-30 shortlists in Parliamentary candidate selections.  Read the rest of this entry »

Second Class Citizen?

In Matteo Bergamini on December 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Matteo Bergamini argues every 16 and 17 year old is a second class citizen. If you pay tax, you deserve the right to influence how it is spent. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuition Fees: Your Thoughts

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm


Student Demo Turns Sour: Shame on Clegg? Shame on you

In Vicky Wong on November 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

The NUS rally in central London yesterday was overshadowed by violence from a minority of hooligans who “hijacked” an otherwise succesful march. Vicky Wong was there. Read the rest of this entry »

Students March Against Higher Tuition Fees

In Jonny Roberts on November 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

Today, in Westminster, there will be a march against the cuts to university education and the proposed tuition fee increase. “More for Less” is going to be contested. Jonny Roberts urges all students to unite. Read the rest of this entry »