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Category: Meet our YCllrs

Meet the Youth Councillors – Nathan Randles

Hi, I’m Nathan, the health officer on Oldham Youth Council. I started in a separate group called Barrier Breaker’s, a youth group for people with additional needs. I was later co-opted onto the youth Council, and once the officer posts became available I delivered a speech and was elected by my fellow youth councillor’s to …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Shariq Ali Ashraf

A long time ago (that being 2014) in a galaxy far, far away (Chadderton) 14 year old me joined the youth council, for over 2 of those years I didn’t really have the confidence to speak up in meetings, but then something clicked into place somewhere and I learnt to just be myself, which unbeknownst …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Marouf Ahmed

My name is Marouf Ahmed. I am currently the Youth Mayor of Oldham and I am honoured to be the first Bangladeshi Youth Mayor for Oldham. I have been on the Youth Council for about 6 years now and I can honestly say it has changed my life it has been one of the most …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Samah Khalil

My journey becoming a youth councillor started all the way back in 2014, I was in year 9 at North Chadderton School and I saw an opportunity to run in an election and become a youth councillor. I ran in the election but did not get enough votes. It was a year later when I …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Jess Consterdine

Hi, I’m Jess and I’m the Greater Manchester representative for Oldham Youth Council. I wanted to join Oldham Youth Council as a way to build my confidence and make new friends. I ran for elections in 2016, I took an active role in all of the campaigns that I could, including a discrimination campaign that …

Meet The Youth Councillors – Amber Collins

Hey, I’m Amber Powell, I am the current ChairThe Youth Councillor who runs the meeting, heads up the organisation and has the casting vote. Or something to sit on but probably the first one on our site :-)… More of Oldham’s Youth Council. I began my journey as a Youth Councillor because I had just …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Liam Joseph Harris

Hey! I am Liam Joseph Harris, a proud member and communications officer for the amazing Oldham Youth Council (definetly not a biased opinion…). My journey on the Youth Council all started with 2016 elections, when a youth worker came into my secondary school and a youth worker came in to talk to the students about …

Meet The Youth Councillors – Khadija Akhtar-Ali

Hello. My name is Khadija Akhtar-Ali and I am the Leader of Anti-Discrimination and the Multimedia Officer for the Oldham Youth Council. I joined Oldham Youth Council (OYCOldham Youth Council) because I was recommended by a teacher at my school. I was always a person who wasn’t afraid to speak their mind, if necessary, or …