• Samuel Carpenter

Europe: In or Out? - Ursuline High School

Updated: Jun 23

TEAM Global organised a conference, hosted by Ursuline High School, on 'Should the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland remain a member of the EU?'



"The aim of the day is to enable you to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the UK’s membership of the European Union and the need for all to fully engage in the political, economic and ethical issues key to this debate for the future of our country. We hope by working together you will develop an understanding of this aspect of international relations and the values and ways of working of the EU." -


Julia Waters, Headteacher of Ursuline High School.

Reflecting the current climate for discussion over Britain’s membership of the European Union, the arguments for staying or leaving were brought to life for Sixth Form students from eight different schools.


Students took part in a day of discussion, debates and referendums on this important issue. The event gave a platform for high-profile guest speakers from both the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ sides to present their cases. Speakers included Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Journalist and Lecturer in International Relations at Regent’s University & Julian Sherwood of the Conservative Party.

Speaker Introduction by Head girls, Ursuline High School.


Millicent Scott, Education Projects Manager at The European Parliament Office, London. “The European Parliament”


Julian Sherwood, Conservative Party.


Richard Hilton, UKIP PPC for Mitcham & Morden Former UKIP Councillor for Lower Morden.


Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Journalist and Lecturer in International Relations at Regent’s University.


Andrew Judge, Local councillor for the Labour Party


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