Seminars in Parliament
Whether you're a teacher, a trainee or an educational professional, you'll get new ideas for approaching either general Citizenship and political literacy lessons, or more in-depth Government & Politics topics, with these free one-day seminars and twilight CPD sessions held at the Houses of Parliament.
Seminars often include talks from current members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.*
Lunch and refreshments are provided, and there is a travel subsidy available to those teaching in the state sector or working in the voluntary/charitable education sector (subject to terms and conditions).
*Please note that seminar itineraries may occasionally need to be rearranged at short notice due to the varied nature of Parliamentary business
Designed as an introduction to how Parliament works for those training to teach Citizenship, Modern Studies and related subjects. PGCE/PGDE seminars include a tour of the Palace of Westminster and classroom activity sessions, as well as a Q&A with parliamentarians where possible.
PGCE/PGDE seminar dates available 2013-14
- Tuesday 29 October 2013, 9am-4pm
Designed to provide an overview of Parliament for teachers, trainees and other education professionals working within Citizenship or related subjects. General seminars include a tour of the Palace of Westminster, Q&A sessions with parliamentarians and a look at Education Service resources, events and programmes.
General seminar dates available 2013-14
- Monday 2 December 2013, 9am-4pm
- Monday 19 May 2014, 9am-4pm
Designed for those already teaching subjects such as Government & Politics, specialist seminars take the form of both whole day and twilight sessions. They can include an optional tour (available on full day seminar only) and all dates provide a range of in-depth sessions with a focus on specific topics relating to the work of Parliament, chosen to reflect areas of the A level syllabus. Previous specialist seminar topics have included elections and participation, voting systems, building a coalition, women in politics, the UK in Europe and devolution.
Specialist seminar dates available 2013-14
- Tuesday 19 November 2013, 4-7pm (twilight)
- Tuesday 3 June 2014, 9am-4pm (full day)
- Tuesday 17 June 2014, 4-7pm (twilight)
How to book
To attend a seminar or find out more contact our education outreach team.
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