Over the course of Parliament Week, members of our specialist group organised workshops around the country from the University of Surrey to the University of Strathclyde to spread knowledge about the role of Parliament, and to seek ideas for the improvement of the way our parliamentary democracy works.
For Parliament Week, the University of Strathclyde held a workshop as part of Parliament Week. One student offers his reflections here.
Hardcopy or #Hashtag? Young People’s Vision for a Digital Parliament
17 November 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
The “Hardcopy or #Hashtag?” event takes place during Parliament Week, the theme of which is youth engagement. This event has been organised jointly by the Parliaments and Legislatures Specialist Group and the Political Studies Association. This is the culmination of a series of workshops which have been held around the country in which sixth form students have worked with 11 participating universities and politics undergraduate students to come up with innovative ideas to increase youth engagement with Parliament through digital means. Continue reading