EYPUK is ran by two bodies; the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. Together, these two bodies are jointly responsible for the daily running of the organisation.
The Executive Committee (also known as the Exec) is elected by members to fulfil an elected term of one year on the National Committee of EYPUK. They are the direct liaison to the wider member community and help run regional fora, plan EurVoice events, coordinate our communications, and facilitate and prepare social events. They work closely and on a daily basis with the Board of Trustees and their respective advisors. The President of the Executive Committee leads the other members and reports to the Board of Trustees during committee meetings.
Hello! My name is Dan (he/him), I'm currently living in London and I'm very excited to be the President of EYPUK this year. In this role I will be working to oversee that the Executive Committee functions smoothly and is well supported, providing a hand wherever is needed and directing the team towards their goals.
I started my EYP journey online in 2021 as a delegate and I have participated in many EYP activities ever since! For example, I've been lucky enough to attend the 96th International Session of EYP in Riga, the 2022 Summer Academy in Cork and plenty of magnificent EYPUK sessions.
Outside of EYP, I am currently studying History with Spanish at the London School of Economics!
Regional Forum Coordinator
Hey! I'm Emily, I'm 17 and from Glasgow. I am the Regional Co-ordinator for this term along with Josephine Jeffers.
We will be overseeing the organisation of EYPUKs 15 Regional Fora. I have been involved in EYPUK since 2021, when I attended the online scottish Regional Forum. I have since been involved in many EYP events as a delegate and official. I'm looking forward to working with everyone on the exec board this year!
Outwith EYP, I am in my first year studying Medicine at the University of Dundee. I am also a keen sportsperson playing in the football and volleyball uni teams.
Regional Forum Coordinator
Hello! I’m Josephine (she/her) and I’m one of the Regionals Coordinators.
I will be working alongside Emily to oversee the organisation of this years Regional Fora. I started out in EYP as a delegate at a regionals in 2022, and have enjoyed attending many events since then!
Outside of EYP, I am currently studying Music at Kings College London.
My name is Beccie and I am the Membership Development Officer for EYPUK this term. I am currently a second year at St Andrews studying French and International Relations. In my spare time I like to climb, crochet and read!
Feel free to reach out for any questions related to membership, how to get involved or the opportunities available to you! I will also be Head Organising our Member's Training Weekend this year, and cannot wait to get to know and see some of you on our various members Zoom calls and events!
I am here to help you through your EYP journey, so please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at all, no matter how big or small :)
Hi everyone my name is Claudia and I am one of the EurVoice coordinators for 2023/24. The purpose of EurVoice is to create an opportunity for young people across the UK to share ideas and discuss issues close to their hearts. I can’t wait to work along side Alice to help students find their own voice.
Outside of EYP I am studying Global Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Hey everyone! My name is Erin, I'm 20 and in my third year of politics at Edinburgh Uni. I'm very excited to be Communications Coordinator alongside Katie this year!
In the role of Communications Coordinator, Katie and myself are responsible for the external communication of EYPUK (Social media, things like that) but also the internal communication.
I started my EYP journey as a delegate in 2020, and despite taking a break for a few years I'm glad to be back and on the Exec this year!
Hi! I'm Katie, one of the Communications Coordinators (alongside Erin) this year, and I've been involved with EYP since 2019.
Outside of EYP, I'm a final year student studying Psychology at the University of Manchester. I'm excited to be on the Exec this year, working alongside all of these talented individuals!
Hiya everyone! I'm Alice and I'm looking forward to being one of the EurVoice Coordinators alongside Claudia this year. I am so excited to be able to create a platform for young people across the UK to have a voice. I have been involved in EYP for 3 years now and have had some amazing experiences that I can’t wait to be able to create for the next generation of EYP.
Outside of EYP, I am a second year Economics student at Queens University Belfast.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is largely made up of members who have served on the Executive Committee and also individuals who have great expertise in fields ranging from education, the law, politics, accounting and local government. The primary purpose of the Trustees is to be both financially and legally responsible for the charity and to help set the strategic goals and business plan for the future of the organisation. The Trustees are led by the direction of the Executive Committee and wider members to help ensure that EYPUK is an organisation that is growing in a sustainable manner.
Hello everyone, my name is Luke and I am the Chair of EYPUK’s Board of Trustees. EYPUK is one the country’s leading debating and youth empowerment charities, promoting non-formal education, academic debate and active citizenship amongst around a thousand young people nationally each year. I first became involved in the organisation in 2017, have served on EYPUK’s committee since 2018, and have gone on to represent EYPUK and volunteer both nationally and internationally in various capacities.
My role as Chair is to lead and support our team of trustees who are financially and legally responsible for the charity, and to provide advice, support and structure for our executive committee which runs the charity on a day to day basis, particularly with regards to our obligations and long-term strategic goals.
Hi! I'm Meera (she/her) and I am the Regionals Events Trustee for EYPUK. I have worked on the Executive Board for the last two years, as both Regionals Coordinator and President, as well as developing my session experience both at home and abroad since 2019. My role is to support our two elected Regional Coordinators to ensure that our regional events are run to the usual high standard and we meet all our goals for the regional diet. I'm really looking forward to coming back to the world of regionals, and can't wait to see what our team achieves.
Outside of EYP, I study law at the University of Edinburgh, and spend most of my time holed up in the library!
Hi! I’m Megan (she/her) and I’ll be the Events Trustee this year working alongside several of the teams to develop an exciting programme of events, including our Regional, National and Members events. I’m thrilled to join the trustee board and work alongside such a talented team of individuals.
My EYP journey began in 2019 and since then I’ve been lucky enough to meet incredible people and travel throughout Europe. Originally from Northumberland, I currently study Biomedical Sciences in Edinburgh.
Vice-Chair and Designated Safeguarding Lead
My name is Lucy and I'm the Vice Chair and Designated Safeguarding Lead of EYPUK. I joined the organisation back in 2017 and have gone on to represent EYPUK abroad as both a delegate and official, whilst working in various capacities for the National Committee. I'm really looking forward to another year in the organisation on the Board of Trustees whilst I undertake a year of legal work experience to prepare for my career as a solicitor.
My role means that I am the first port of call for any welfare or equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) concerns that any of our members or participants may have. I’m here to make sure everyone is welcome and safe within the EYPUK community and our events, so please feel free reach out to me if you ever have any concerns.
Hey! I’m Ahmad and I am the Member Development Trustee for EYPUK. Having already worked on the Executive Committee as the Member Development Officer, I’m thrilled to join Beccie in organising an exciting set of events for our members, including regular training and social events.
In case you have any questions on how to get more involved, feel free to drop me an email!
Hello! My name is Jess (she/her) and I am the Communications Trustee of EYPUK. This means that I am responsible for overseeing both internal and external communications within EYPUK, alongside our two Communications Coordinators. I am so excited to be taking on this role - I have been involved with EYPUK since 2019 and having Head Organised this year's Autumn National Session and travelled around various events around Europe, I am really excited for the new challenge.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead and what the new Committee will bring to their roles! Outside of EYP, I study History at Durham University, where I dabble in rowing, rugby, event planning and everything in between!
Hi there! My name is Katie (she/her) and I’m excited to be the Treasurer of EYPUK this year. This means I’m responsible for all things financial: EYPUK’s budget, participation fees, sponsorship and grants, reimbursements and generally ensuring the financial sustainability of the charity.
I’ve been involved in EYPUK since 2018 and I’m currently working towards my ACCA qualification at the National Audit Office, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in History. If you have any questions about my role or the finances of EYPUK feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! I'm Emily Cooper (she/her) and and I'm the Trustee for the EYPUK's National Sessions. I have been involved in EYP since 2019 and have previously been on the committee as EurVoice Coordinator. Alongside EYP, this year I will be in my final year studying Geography at the University of Cambridge, rowing and writing articles for student newspapers! If you have any questions about my role or our National Sessions in general then get in touch!
Hello! My name is Eleanor (she/her). I'm from Cardiff, though currently a master's student in London, and I'm the trustee for EYPUK's outreach charity, EurVoice. EurVoice provides young people from less advantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to develop their communication skills and critical thinking, communicate with local decision-makers and prominent individuals from their area, and learn more about their local, national, and international communities. My role is to help and advise the EurVoice Coordinator to provide these events, and we are working to expand the scope of the scheme this year.
I have been a trustee of EYPUK since September 2010. Born in Durham, I attended Liverpool and Liverpool Hope Universities. I taught History in a number of secondary schools in Liverpool from 1976 until 2007. In 2000 I helped to set up the Liverpool Schools' Parliament. Since September 2007 I have worked solely on this initiative as its Director. The Parliament enables children and young people in Liverpool to have a voice and to make an impact.
This needs to be supported by improving both the confidence and the ability of students to get across their point of view - something that can be done through involvement with EYPUK.