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01/02/2017

Life after UK Youth Parliament

Its amazing to see what the young people who are elected as Members of Youth Parliament, their Deputies and the UKYP Advisory Group members can acheive when they are part of the group.  Of course, they all eventually leave the group and move on to other things over time, often leaving us wondering "what are they doing now?"

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Recently we received an update from Thrinayani Ramakrishnan who was previously the MYP for the Sedgemoor and Mendip area.  Thrinayani is now at Southampton University studying Maths with Actuarial Science and also works part time for the Uni's Centre for Cancer Immunology (as well as raising funds for them).  In addition, Thrinayani is Communications Officer for Southampton's Acturial Society and recently met Princess Anne in her role as a Youth Advisor for UNICEF UK.

Thrinayani feels that the time she spent as part of the Somerset UK Youth Parliament groups was really helpful, saying "I think the credit goes to UKYPAG, I probably would not have built up those skills of communication and campaigning and trying to make a difference if it wasn't for you and the UKYPAG team so thank you!"

Kate Darlington, the Youth Worker for the UKYP Group said  "She's an amazing young woman! A strong, compassionate & commited female role model who advocates for equality & Somerset UKYPAG (past & present members) is very proud of her."

 

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