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Politics: Is the UK Parliament Fit for Purpose? – University Tutorial With Dr Nicholas Kitchen From University of Surrey

25th January 2022 @ 15:35 - 16:20



In this live interactive Politics tutorial, we will be joined by Dr Nicholas Kitchen, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at University of Surrey, who will explore the question ‘Is the UK Parliament Fit for Purpose?’

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided by the university in a Headliner recorded resource (see below) which offers insights into the key academic research and debate related to this question. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.

The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.

The Headliner is below.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Nicholas Kitchen


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Politics and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues. We invite students to submit questions, thoughts and arguments in advance related to the question ‘Is the UK Parliament Fit For Purpose?’ which will then be used to shape the live event. Please share these using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R5ZFYMD

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



25th January 2022
15:35 - 16:20
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