Sat, 31 Jul | University of Auckland South Campus

Raise Your Voice School Student Registrations

Registrations close on Wednesday 21 July 11:59pm. Apply now! The participant fee is $40 but if financial assistance would make it easier for you to attend our event, please don't hesitate to apply for scholarships in the form - we have plenty of funding available for full and partial scholarships.
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Raise Your Voice School Student Registrations

Time & Location

31 Jul, 9:00 am – 01 Aug, 5:00 pm
University of Auckland South Campus, 6 Osterley Way, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand

About the Event

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON THURSDAY 22ND JULY 2021 11:59PM.  

Registration is $40 for participants, if you choose the pay later option you will be sent a payment link after your place has been confirmed at the conference. If financial assistance would make it easier for you to attend our event, please don't hestiate to apply for a scholarship within the form - we have plenty of funding available for full and partial scholarships.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying you will only have 20 minutes to fill in your application form and there is a word limit of 400 characters which is around 64 words. We would recommend writing out your answers on a separate document and then pasting your answers in afterwards.

WHAT IS RAISE YOUR VOICE?

Raise Your Voice is back and we’ve taken it to new heights 🤩☄️✨⚡️  

This two day event is an incredible opportunity for high school students to learn about civics outside of the traditional classroom context 📖  

We are excited to announce this two-day event will be held at Te Tai Tonga (UoA South Campus) in Manukau from July 31st-1st August and food will be provided! 

High school students will have the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers while exploring the different facets of how decisions are made both locally and nationally 

Our theme is UN+IMPEDED. Our goal is to give students the knowledge to be able to think critically about civics and the tools to effectively share your ideas 💡  

Raise Your Voice will provide engaging workshops to foster the expansion of your horizons and development of diverse thought.  

We encourage high school students from all backgrounds to get involved with our stimulating content! Previous UN Youth experience is not needed!   

We want to make this conference as equitable and accessible as possible therefore we have scholarships available in the form if you need financial assistance with the registration fee!  

Students will be responsible for organising their transport to and from the event. During the event, students will be under the supervision of experienced volunteers so there is no expectation that a teacher accompanies students. Raise Your Voice is also a fully-catered event.

Please contact our Communications Manager, Daniel Teo, at daniel.teo@unyouth.org.nz with any questions.

WHAT RŌPŪ CAN I BE A PART OF?

In rōpū sessions, you will work with your co-participants to draft a set of recommendations about your local community relating to your rōpū topic. These recommendations will be sent to Auckland Council and the committee will update you about your recommendations after the event.

Health & Wellbeing will focus on advancing and promoting general well-being. Wellbeing underpins every aspect of our lives, and is important in creating cohesive and happy communities.

Homes & Places will focus on creating urban spaces and homes that fit the needs of the community. Homes and places are crucial in developing a sense of community and providing opportunities for inclusive engagement.

Transport & Access is a hot topic issue in Auckland. With the recent Auckland Council budget for AT, there is a clear reprioritisation of efforts from roadwords to public transport. This rōpū will focus on the current and future impacts of our existing and proposed transport networks.

Environment & Cultural Heritage. New Zealand's image has for so long been intertwined with our natural resources, but our policy hasn’t always reflected this. Caring for our environment is a mix of personal and policy decisions, which can also affect each other. Movements such as the Pacific Climate Warriors have shown the impact youth involvement can have on which voices are heard.

Opportunity & Engagement.As the largest and most prosperous region in New Zealand, Auckland must prepare its people and industry for its inevitable growth. While bracing ourselves for our future, we must also make sure that it is not at the cost of less advantaged groups. New Zealand’s egalitarian fantasy no longer exists, but the choices we make now can make Auckland a better city for everyone.

WHAT IS UN YOUTH?

We are a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops and conferences, we engage youth in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. Our goal is to inspire young New Zealanders to be active, global citizens. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth provides opportunities for delegates to develop their own form of active citizenship. Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event, run by a body of 150 volunteers across the country who dedicate many hours of their time to engaging young people and growing the organisation.

This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to capture my image and likeness in photos, videos and other media footage (“footage”). Additionally, it authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to edit, publish and distribute any and all footage of me without any compensation to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. creating promotional material).This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to collect, store and use any and all demographic information of me to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. tracking who our organisation is reaching). This demographic information will not be individually identifiable. The foregoing authorisations shall continue indefinitely unless I otherwise revoke them in writing to privacy@unyouth.org.nz.

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