This session will look at how young people can affect change, drawing on future opportunities at Potential Plus UK, Daniel’s experiences as part of the campaign to revert to Centre Assessed Grades, and how he launched his own access project (Get To University), alongside his involvement with other organisations like the Sutton Trust.
This is a must-attend session for any young person looking for ways to improve their CV, to build experience, and who is passionate about creating a better society. Participants will be able to share their views on what issues they feel passionately about, and will hopefully act as a launchpad for participants to consider what they can do to shape society.
There is a limited number of places on this session. Once registered, log into the festival website, the booking link will be on the festival noticeboard.
Daniel Dipper was appointed a Trustee in May 2020, and is studying History and Politics at Oxford university. Previously, Daniel was a Young Reporter with Potential Plus UK and has been a member for ten years.
Daniel is currently volunteering to support young people applying to universities, particularly Oxbridge, by running Get To University which provides information videos. He is passionate about social mobility, youth engagement and supporting disadvantaged students. This includes featuring in Social Mobility Foundation promotional material to launch the Department for Opportunities, on Zero Gravity as a student story, and in writing blogs both for Potential Plus UK and for the Sutton Trust, on topics such as the emergency grading system, widening participation in applying to universities and on the APPG for social mobility. Daniel also runs partywithdjdan which he started with funding from the Peter Jones Foundation two years ago.