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Honours students from the University of Canterbury School of Social and Political Sciences visiting Parliament.

Honours students from the University of Canterbury School of Social and Political Sciences visiting Parliament. Photo: Parliamentary Service.

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Date:
7 June 2011

Students from University of Canterbury School of Social and Political Sciences visit Parliament

Once again, on June 7th and 8th, Parliament is hosting honours students from Canterbury University and two of their lecturers.

Undeterred by earthquakes, the students are here for what has become a successful annual event supported by the Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith.

The students are spending two full days meeting MPs from both sides of the House, the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Clerk of the House, select committee chairpersons and party whips, as well as experiencing some of the many aspects of Parliament in action. Lecturers Dr Therese Arseneau and Dr Bronwyn Hayward say the opportunity to visit is invaluable in giving students a real sense of how Parliament works.

While here the students use the Education Services classroom as their base but visit many other parts of the precincts.