What is the DMU Policy Commission?
Do you think politicians are disconnected from the young? Are the issues that matter to you being ignored? Do you have an idea that could make the UK a better place?
In 2014 DMU is establishing the DMU Policy Commission, which will bring together the opinions of our students to produce 100 policy ideas that will be given to politicians ahead of the 2015 General Election.
As a university dedicated to the public good, DMU wants to give its students a voice that will be heard by those in power. We want to make sure that you are able to have a say in the future of the country which will be inherited by your generation.
With the support of DMU Chancellor Lord Waheed Alli, the commission will take its ideas to the House of Lords in the summer of 2014 to influence the main political parties’ manifestos.
How can I get involved?
We want you to give us your opinions on key issues, and therefore the commission will concentrate on five key areas:
- Young people and employment: How can we ensure jobs for future generations?
- Welfare reform and local communities: How can we make sure welfare is fair?
- Future of our urban spaces and cities: How can our already overcrowded towns handle expansion?
- Migration and communities: Immigration is now the most important issue of concern to the British people. How can politicians get the right balance?
- Citizenship and political participation: How can the UK bring people back to politics?
To get involved just email email@example.com.