What is the Youth Summit?
The Youth Summit is a free online one-day event bringing together sixth-form and college students, aged 16-18, from around the country to discuss and debate the topics of the Christmas Lectures. This year’s Youth Summit will take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021 using the I’m a Scientist online platform.
The event will explore how people and societies respond and react to pandemics, in particular COVID 19. Discussions in the day will also explore wider societal issues which have surfaced in recent years such as misinformation, fake news and a growing lack of trust in science.
Who is the event for?
This event is ideal for any student with interests across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, giving them a stimulating and educationally enriching opportunity as they engage in facilitated text based peer-to-peer discussions with other young people.
Teachers should consider prioritising students who are currently studying STEM subjects who would benefit from an online peer-to-peer debating experience.
We encourage schools to prioritise Pupil Premium students where possible.
Read more at the Royal Institution – https://www.rigb.org/education/