Panel Discussion at the University of Ulster

On the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd March ten of Grosvenor’s A Level Politics students from years thirteen and fourteen made the journey to the Ulster University’s York Street Campus where they attended a panel discussion on the subject: 'Where do young people access news and does it matter?'

Year Fourteen pupil Nevan Mawhinney sat as a member of the panel, as a 'young person' representative, while social media commentator Alan Meban, amongst others, was also on panel.

The event, run by the University of Ulster in conjunction with the international charity  ‘Concern Worldwide’, was highly enjoyable and extremely worthwhile. The panel discussed social media, its impact and how young people consume news.

Well done to Nevan, who made some extremely articulate contributions to the discussion, along with a number of GGS pupils who, as audience members, also contributed eloquently on regular occasions.

Many thanks to the University of Ulster and ‘Concern’ for running such a worthwhile event, as well as GGS Politics teacher Mrs Lander who accompanied the pupils on the day and co-ordinated the School’s involvement at the event.

We look forward to reading about many further Politics-related events over the remainder of the year.

Some of Grosvenor's A Level Politics students at the University of Ulster's York Street Campus on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd March.