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WMG Academy to host national radio debate

DimblebyBBC Radio 4 will visit Solihull this month to broadcast an edition of its flagship debate programme, Any Questions?

This long-running, high-profile programme will come live from WMG Academy Solihull on Friday June 23rd with a panel of four people drawn from the worlds of politics, business, and culture.

Hosted by the eminent broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, this edition of Any Questions? airs on the first anniversary of the EU Referendum. Young people in the area are encouraged to join the audience to ask the panel questions that will explore the future of Brexit.

WMG Academy’s Executive Principal Kate Tague said: “We are delighted to be hosting BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? at our academy.

“Our state-of-the-art building is the perfect venue and it’s a great opportunity for our students and the wider community to experience first-hand how a live radio show is put together, as well as a chance for people to get answers to burning questions they may have.

“We are particularly pleased to have been chosen for this edition. There will be a focus on what Brexit will look like for the current generation of young people and it’s very fitting for an academy like ours which is helping to prepare that next generation of UK citizens for the real world.”

People from across the Midlands are invited to apply, and the BBC is particularly interested in applications from under-30s who would like to put a question to the panel.

The minimum age for audience members is 14, and attendees will be asked to submit written questions, some of which will be selected and put to the panel. Doors open at 6.45pm and the event ends at 9pm.

To apply for the free audience tickets, email c.lewis@wmgacademy.org.uk with contact details and number of tickets required.

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For more information email c.lewis@wmgacademy.org.uk or call Calista Lewis on 024 7646 4661 ext 314.

Notes to editors

WMG Academies offer world class education for students aged 14-19 who want to pursue a career in engineering. Students learn in a new way, with real, business-focussed, practical problems and challenges at the centre of their curriculum. With the support of sponsoring companies, this new approach prepares them for the challenges of the 21st century, whether they be in companies, in further education or at university.

Employer Partners for WMG Academy for Young Engineers include:

University of Warwick, Aston Martin, Automotive Insulations, Bosch, Cummins, Dassault Systemes, DCS Group, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Oleo, Prodrive, Ricardo, Sarginsons, Savery Hydraulics, SCC, Squires Gears, Sure Track, Tata Motors, Vinci Energies, WMG

The WMG Academies for Young Engineers are currently taking applications for students to start in September 2017.

Contact:

Calista Lewis, Marketing Manager WMG Academy for Young Engineers

Tel: 024 7646 6896

c.lewis@wmgacademy.org.uk

Or

Alex Buxton
Media Relations Manager

University of Warwick
Tel: 02476 150423
Mob: 07876 218166
a.buxton.1@warwick.ac.uk