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Society Elections 2021

Join the Member Engagement Committee as a young member & have your say!

We’re running the first-ever Young Co-operators Election campaign for three seats on the Member Engagement Committee (MEC). It’s an amazing opportunity to be involved in how the Midcounties operates in the future.

Young members can bring a wide variety of benefits to the Committee. They bring fresh insights and ideas which may have not been thought of before. It provides young members with an equal voice to share their thoughts and opinions to ensure that young people feel represented; their ideas and voices can influence what the Society does in the future.


Check out our top tips on how to write a good candidates address statement by clicking here.

Find out about the responsibilities of the MEC and much more by clicking here.

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Discounts, prizes and support

Being a YCN member has plenty of benefits, like student discounts with a valid NUS card. Plus, there’s monthly prize draws and competitions on our social channels. Just stay connected for the chance to be a winner.

Check out our employability resources:

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Our network offers practical help for starting your working life. We’ve tips on writing a stand-out CV and covering letter, as well as pointers on giving a great interview. And you’ll also have to chance to gain experience and start your career with Your Co-op.

CV Writing Top Tips

Examples of a CV

Top Tips to Write a Covering Letter

Interview Techniques

Join our Facebook group here.

Have your say and join the conversation on Twitter by following us - @midcountiescoop

You can also apply for a work experience placement by clicking here.

If you'd like to find out more about the YCN, please email

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Have your say

Every Young Co-operator has a say at Midcounties, and that starts with telling us what you think of our organisation and community through our surveys. Join 'Your Co-op Voice' to make sure your voice is heard...

Making a difference at every level

The YCN is run for young people, by young people. Our Colleague Ambassadors have a vital role in shaping the Network at the highest level. We also select Ambassadors to join our Member Engagement Committee and share their ideas for the future of Your Co-op.

We hold a Young Members Forum as part of our AGM, enabling members to get together and hear from some inspiring speakers. In 2019, we welcomed Cal Major, our environmental ambassador and plastic pollution expert; as well as Joe Doherty from the Outward Bound Trust, talking about his epic trip to the South Pole.

Not a Member?

Sign up to become a member of Your Co-op today by clicking the button below! You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a member by clicking here.


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