AS Law students visit Houses of Parliament & Supreme Courts
AS Law students went on an educational visit to London last week, where they visited the Houses of Parliament and the UK Supreme Courts.
LONDON — AS Law students went on an educational visit to London last week, where they visited the Houses of Parliament and the UK Supreme Courts.
In the House of Commons, students were able to sit in on a debate with John McDonnell, a British Labour Party politician who was appointed the shadow chancellor of the exchequer in September 2015 and Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, as they questioned Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond over the Government’s Brexit deal.
Speaking of his students’ trip, Lecturer in Law Adam Nicholls said; “It was an invaluable opportunity for our AS Law students to sit in on and learn about one of the most significant issues in our constitutional history.”
Students were then given a tour of the House of Lords, where they watched Baroness Smith of Basildon, debating the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.
Once the tour was completed, students were taken to an activity room where they learnt about pressure groups, such as the CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), CBI (Confederation of British Industry), NUS (National Union of Students) and the suffragettes.
Adam added; “The tour of Parliament allowed students to learn about the way in which the laws of the UK are passed and was directly related to the course which they are studying.”
Students were pictured in front of a Christmas tree, which was taken in the Westminster Hall. This had previously been used to trial Guy Fawkes and Charles I before he was subsequently beheaded. It has also been used for speeches delivered by Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela.
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