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Check out our new video gallery!

If you want to find out about elections, committees, or how a law is made, it’s all in our new video gallery.

There are over 40 films in the gallery, including interviews with MLAs and short animations which explain some of the detailed aspects of politics. So whether you are a primary school pupil who is just starting to learn about the Assembly, or an A-level student of Government and Politics, you should find something to help you at the link below.

NI Assembly Education Service Video Gallery

Assembly screens films made to mark World Mental Health Day

The Northern Ireland Assembly has today screened three films, made by young people, on the important theme of mental health. The films, which were made as part of the project 'Connections' was funded through the EU's Erasmus+ programme and involved young people working with MLAs and mental health agencies.


Let's Talk events in your area

Are you aged 16-18 or know someone who is? Do you want to put your questions to local politicians? Why not come to a “Let’s Talk” event near you?

The Education Service is organising these events with local schools to give first time voters in the next elections the opportunity to ask questions which they feel are relevant to them. Students of all subject areas will find this event useful. The panel discussion will be hosted by journalist and political commentator Paul McFadden.

We want your views on mental health services!

If you are aged between 11 and 25, please complete this survey about mental health services for young people.

Opportunity for History teachers

On Monday 21st of September, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly is hosting a lecture by Dr Gerard MacAtasney on the subject of the Irish Famine. 

If you would like to attend, please e-mail  to request an invitation.


Education Service Newsletter July 2015

The Education Service Newsletter for July 2015 can be found below:

Additional places on the Erasmus+ Connections project available!

A final few places have become available on the Erasmus+ Connections Project.

If you are aged 16-18, apply and make your voice heard on an issue affecting young people in Northern Ireland

This project runs until January 2016. Applications are particularly welcomed from the following constituencies: Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Foyle, Strangford, South Down and South Antrim.

Erasmus+ Connections Update

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been awarded Erasmus+ funding to develop a youth engagement project. The programme will give 36 young people the opportunity to actively participate in democratic life by working closely with the Northern Ireland Assembly on an inquiry issue chosen by them.

Days 1 & 2 were held in May and we are about to kick off another 3 days at the end of June.

 So far, the group have taken part in a variety of activities.

Applications for the Erasmus+ Connections project are now closed.

The application deadline for the Erasmus+ Connections project has passed and applications are now closed.

Updated Constituency Profiles

Calling AS teachers and students. What issues concern MLAs at constituency level?

These 18 Constituency Profiles are produced by the Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe), and contain a wide range of useful statistics and maps on demography, health, education, the labour market, low income, crime and road traffic accidents at Constituency and, where available, council ward level.

Information includes:


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