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Lincoln Announced as One of 24 Universities Selected to Offer Innovative Parliamentary Studies Module in 2019-20
Published: 8th February 2019, 4:04pm
Article title here... The University of Lincoln has today (Friday 8th February 2019) been announced by the UK Parliament as one of 24 universities which will offer the innovative and unique Parliamentary Studies module in the next academic year.


The aim of the course is to provide students with a detailed knowledge of how Parliament works in both theory and practice. It is approved by and taught in collaboration with the UK Parliament, delivered in partnership with a number of higher education institutions.

This is the second time that the UK Parliament has sought collaborators to teach the Parliamentary Studies module.

The Parliamentary Studies Module has been delivered at a number of universities since 2013/14, and the contracts with existing universities will expire this summer. The module has been delivered at Lincoln for the past three years and today’s announcement marks its continuation.

The applications were judged by a panel of staff from the Houses of Parliament and representatives from the higher education sector.

Commenting on today’s announcement, the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP 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.

“Our Parliamentary Studies module brings the procedures of the House of Commons and House of Lords to life, providing a wonderful complement to on-campus teaching with a range of resources and services aimed at engaging students and university staff.

“I am so pleased that we now have 24 universities involved in the scheme – four more than previously”

Rt Hon the Lord Fowler, the Lord Speaker, commented: Having been a keen supporter of the parliamentary studies programme for several years, I am delighted that it is going from strength to strength, and that its further expansion will mean that many more students throughout the UK will be able to participate.

“The programme has already resulted in a significant increase in the teaching of parliamentary studies and I gladly offer it my continued and enthusiastic support.”

Dr Andrew Defty from the School of Social and Political Science said: “The School of Social and Political Sciences is proud to be selected to deliver the Parliamentary Studies module in cooperation with the Houses of Parliament.

“At a time of dramatic political change when decisions made at Westminster are playing such a central role in shaping Britain’s future, this module provides students with an in-depth understanding of parliamentary procedures and practices and provides our students with interesting and exciting opportunities to learn about Parliament from the people who work within it.”

For more on the Parliamentary Studies module visit
https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/education-programmes/universities-programme/students-and-parliament/

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