Students to spearhead Havering debate

PUBLISHED: 14:30 05 November 2013

Students and speakers at last year's Havering Asks event

Students and speakers at last year's Havering Asks event


Young people will be given a voice at a Havering event modelled on the BBC’s Question Time.

Havering Asks, to take place on November 15 at Havering College’s Ardleigh Green campus, will give students from secondary schools and colleges the chance to raise the topics which matter to them.

The event, staged by Havering Council and the college, will feature panellists including John Cryer, MP for Leyton and Wanstead, Roger Evans, deputy chairman of the London Assembly, Sara Passmore, head of education and promotion at the British Humanist Association and Stephanie Vogelzang, a member of the Republicans Abroad UK executive committee.

Chairing the debate will be BBC broadcaster Fred Dove.

College students will be involved in the event, from beauty students who will work as make-up artists, to photography students who will act as press photographers.

Cllr Michael White, leader of Havering Council, said: “Havering Asks 2013 is an excellent way for our local young people to meet leading people from the fields of politics and campaigning organisations and ask them questions about local, national and international issues.”

The event will be streamed live to screens across all college sites and will be on the internet at

Follow the debate on Twitter at

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