Students to discuss impact of the Commonwealth Games today

The City Council will see the first of a series of debates on the Commonwealth Games this evening. Jointly organised and promoted by the Birmingham Commonwealth Association and the Round Table, the exercise aims to understand student concerns and suggestions for the Games and understand its impact on the city.

Birmingham City Council. Photo: Lavanya Lakshminarayanan

These debates seek to address concerns in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Queensland and the Commonwealth summit in London, in April 2018. With the likes of Birmingham City University and University of Birmingham participating, Nicholas Cheeseman, professor of Democracy at University of  Birmingham along with Alana Tomlin, a student from UOB,will form the proposition. Keith Stokes Smith, founding Chairman of the Birmingham Commonwealth Association and Darrel Blake, a Black studies undergraduate student at BCU will form the opposition.President of Birmingham City University Students’ Union, Jaspreet Singh will chair the debate.

Talking about the key points that seem likely to be raised this evening, Singh said, ”It will be interesting to hear lots of opinions regarding EU, Brexit and loads of points about education too will come up.”

The event is open to the public and will be held at the Council House from 18.30-20.00.

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