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HeadsUp Debates

26 September - 14 October 2011

21 November -
9 December 2011

30 April - 18 May 2012

18 June - 6 July 2012


Now OPEN!!

HeadRoom - the new discussion space

for you to discuss important political issues every week

Welcome to HeadsUp

All you need to do is take our student survey and you could win! You also get to tell us what you want to talk about in future forums and what you think of the site.

Take the survey NOW - we want to know what YOU think! (you can only take the survey once so make it count...)

What's it all about?

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HeadsUp is a moderated, online space for under 18s to debate the political issues important to them. Young people share viewpoints with their peers and decision-makers up and down the country.

Through the forums, HeadsUp develops young people's political awareness and promotes active citizenship so they can play an effective part in the democratic processes that affect them.

HeadsUp enables politicians to consult with young people, to find out their ideas, experiences and opinions. There is ample background information to prepare students for debates as well as teachers’ notes and activities.

The site is run by the  cross party, independent and politically neutral Hansard Society.


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What happens after the results of your debates were passed on to the politicians and government ministers?

HeadsOn (the orange bit) is the place to get a hold of all the latest forum feedback and reports.

Check out the positive reactions to HeadsUp from young people, MPs and teachers. Read all about it here: HeadsUp feedback