To mark Parliament Week 2017, Eastleigh College Level 3 Business Administration students benefitted from an interactive session from Eastleigh MP Mims Davies, which gave them an exciting insight into life in Parliament.
The students, who are currently studying legislation on their course enjoyed the session from Mims Davies which gave an overview of a typical day in the life of an MP. The session also included a question and answer session and voting scenario which gave students the opportunity to discuss how legislation is proposed and voted on in the Commons Chamber. This gave students an understanding not only of the process, but the ceremony associated with it.
Mims Davies, Eastleigh MP comments, “I thoroughly enjoy meeting with students and youth groups locally to discuss not only the purpose and structure of our Parliament but to give them an insight into how legislation is passed. The students I met posed some very challenging questions and I welcomed their enthusiasm for quizzing their local MP.”
Mims added, “I’ve run several similar sessions across the constituency since being elected in 2015 and I am always delighted with the response I receive and the understanding young people have about parliament.”
Jackie Beavis, Lecturer in Business Administration at Eastleigh College explains, “This was a great opportunity for my students to get that first-hand experience directly from Mims. I hope that this insight into how Parliament works will add that extra dimension to their current studies.”
UK Parliament Week is an annual event which engages people from across the UK with Parliament and explores what it means to them and empowers communities to get involved.
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