A course, to be adopted by 24 UK Universities, teaching students about how British parliament works, will run between the 2018/19- 2023/24 academic years.
Since the five-year contracts with the 20 institutions who previously ran the programme are ending this summer, parliament re-opened applications to the new universities this year.
In a collaboration between parliament and select higher education institutions, the programme will cover all aspects of UK parliament, focusing mainly on the House of Commons and House of Lords.
It aims to cover topics such as: the structure of parliament, the legislative process, the role of select committees, the role and work of MP’s and parliaments relationship with the public and the Executive, providing students with a sense of why cultures, traditions and informal relationships are of importance.
Parliament will provide practical and vocational teaching about the work, processes and business of parliament and the universities will manage and assess the course.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. John Bercow said: ‘there can be no better time to learn about politics- how parliament operates and to hear from the people who work there- than right now when the topic is on everyone’s mind.’
For more information visit: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/education-programmes/universities-programme/students-and-parliament/