Young Deakin Thinkers Ready to Shake-Up Victorian ParliamentDeakin news
Students from Deakin will soon have the opportunity to affect the way the Victorian Parliament speaks to young people, thanks to a recent agreement between Deakin and parliament.
Five students from a range of disciplines will be chosen to help enhance the way parliament connects with young Victorians on digital platforms. They’ll research and map out a strategy that the parliament can then put into action.
The partnership utilises Deakin’s Freelancing Hub, which matches organisations that are confronting issues with students who can help solve them. The partnerships help up-skill and ready students for the workforce while allowing organisations to thrive.
The agreement with Deakin, signed on Thursday 14 September, is a key outcome of workshops the Victorian Parliament conducted with young people in 2016 in association with the Foundation for Young Australians.
The workshops discovered young people felt they needed better opportunities to engage with and influence parliament, especially on the communications channels they used most regularly.
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Five Deakin students will help the Victorian Parliament with a strategy to communicate effectively with young Victorians.