University engagement

A guide for Universities to help them support the development of informed and critically thinking skilled graduates.

Enabling active citizenship

Engagement with UK Parliament can help Universities to enable active citizenship, support the development of informed and critically thinking skilled graduates, and to ensure relevant knowledge and expertise informs political decision making.

Academics Chris Wilson and Dr Sarah Hayes from Aston University have written a guide to provide a starting point within any field of study to further this endeavour. It is a practical resource created for academic and professional staff in universities.

Regardless of discipline, university educators can provide active and disruptive 'worldly spaces' linked to parliamentary systems and processes.

This enables students to encounter difference and to address difficult questions relating to politics around their field of study.

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Further information

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Related links

  • Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses

  • The Parliamentary Archives provides access to Parliament's historic records

  • Parliament is open to all members of the UK public to tour the building and watch debates

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