Lecturer Opens Doorway to Parliament

One of our lecturers, Dr Claire Hayward, has recently been made a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador at Silver Level.

Claire, who teaches A Level History at the College, was inspired to go for the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador silver accreditation after she was selected to attend the ‘Teachers’ Institute’ at the Houses of Parliament last July. The Teachers’ Institute trains teachers from all over the UK and gives them skills and knowledge of Parliament to pass on to their students. During her visit, she received a tour of the Houses of Parliament, met speakers from both houses, including John Bercow MP (speaker of the House of Commons), watched a debate in the House of Commons and met our local MP, Leo Docherty.

Since attending the Teachers’ Institute, Claire has been using and embedding Parliament Education Service resources when delivering her History lessons, for example when teaching students about the role of Parliament today and key Parliamentary events in the seventeenth century. She has also:

  • Hosted a ‘Register to Vote’ event at the College last Parliament Week to encourage students to use their vote
  • Delivered tutorial talks to students about voting and democracy
  • Hosted the Mayor of Rushmoor who spoke to students about her role in politics
  • Produced a number of resources to share ideas around embedding British Values in lessons, especially the values of Democracy and Law

Equaliteas Event – Share, Debate, Celebrate

If you would like to get involved or find out more, Claire will be hosting an Equaliteas event on Wednesday 20 June 2018 in The Hub with plenty of resources plus tea and cake available. This event is open to all students at Farnborough College of Technology, Aldershot College and University Centre Farnborough.

For those interested in studying History, please visit our pages for either School Leavers or University-level courses. Applications can be made online and Open Events are held throughout the year.