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Young Persons’ Consultative Panel member


We are happy to announce that we are looking for new members of our Young Persons’ Consultative Panel (YPCP).

MEI is a charity committed to improving lives through advances in maths education. We aim to raise the quality of maths education and improve social equity through access to high-quality maths education. We strongly believe that being confident in maths is important for everyone – in the workplace, in everyday life, and for active citizenship.

To help MEI achieve our aims, we believe that the views of young people are vital. That is why, in 2022, we established a Young Persons Consultative Panel (YPCP), consisting of enthusiastic volunteers aged between 16 and 26. We are now keen to attract additional young people to complement the skills of our current members.

The role of YPCP is to provide insights to MEI on specific issues relating to the student experience of maths education and provide MEI with suggestions and guidance for how the organisation could help address the issues.

Is this role suitable for you?

We welcome applications from students with a diverse range of backgrounds. We aim for the group to be as representative as possible regarding gender, ethnicity, geographical location, background, etc.

You might be a GCSE resit student, a student taking a T-level, on an apprenticeship, a highly skilled mathematician who is studying a mathematical subject at university, or a postgraduate student in a social science discipline involving numerate content. The list is endless!

The crucial factor is that you are excited about working with MEI to develop the futures of young people through maths inclusion, whether you are a maths lover and feel able to share your learning or can relate to the difficulties and challenges that many young people face today.


Please apply for this role by submitting a CV and a one-page covering letter. Your CV shouldn’t exceed two pages and must include an email address and telephone number so than we can contact you. In the covering letter you should aim to provide general information about why you are interested in this role. You might wish to address issues such as: 

  • What mathematics means to you
  • What do you see as the top priority in working to ensure all students, no matter what their background, achieve a high-quality mathematics education?
  • Ideas for how MEI might work with young people to help improve mathematics education

The deadline for submitting your CV and Cover Letter is: Friday, 03 May, 2024

Please email these documents to [email protected]  

We will consider all applications by 10 May 2024 and will let you know via email if we would like to call you for an informal interview or not.  It is expected that informal interviews would take place between 27 May and 2 June 2024, and we will try to be as flexible as possible in fitting in with your other education and work time commitments.  

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants. If you have not heard from us by 9 June 2024, you should assume that you have not been invited for an informal interview on this occasion. 

You can view MEI’s Privacy Notice here. This includes details about how we collect, process and store personal data, which is in line with GDPR; please read this carefully prior to submitting your application.