Youth Advisory Group
The YAG is open for 14–21 year olds who want to make the Museum relevant to young people through organising events and workshops, acting as Museum consultants, going behind the scenes to explore the Museum, and sharing their ideas with others.
The YAG is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in their local community, learn new skills in a professional setting, build their confidence by taking part and having a voice, and being creative.
Youth Advisory Group blog
To find out what YAG have been up to, and for all the latest news, see the Youth Advisory Group blog.
How much commitment is required?
The YAG meets informally once a month outside of school hours, with opportunities to take on more responsibilities during school holidays to gain extra experience.
We usually meet on a Saturday or Sunday, but during holidays we may meet on weekdays. Do your best to come, but studying comes first, so not to worry if you can’t make it.
YAG wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be similar to a Sixth Form, college routine where we have to meet up on a regular basis and do boring stuff. But there is so much more to what is sounds like.
I really liked the flexibility with sessions, because that way most people could attend the sessions during school term, and during exam period YAG would always prioritise our education first and work round those periods.
I feel like I have improved more than I have gained. I would say I have for sure improved my ability to share ideas and contribute more in group discussions. This has also helped me to become more confident in my lessons at Six Form.
Bethanie, Youth Advisor
Before I came to the Youth Advisory Group I wasn’t really confident with myself, so I didn’t like being with groups of people; but after I joined I’ve improved my confidence and have made friends.
The friendly atmosphere made me feel like I was an important part of a group. Other skills I’ve gained are team-working skills, communication skills, and how to solve problems.
Davina, Youth Advisor