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Free course for teachers at the UK Parliament

Calling Primary teachers, and Secondary teachers of History, Politics and Citizenship – free teacher training and development opportunity at Parliament!

Applications are now open for the annual Teachers’ Institute Course at Westminster from 22-24 January 2018.  This residential course on the work of the UK Parliament is fully funded by Parliament’s Education Service, including travel, accommodation and most meals.

Invitation to teachers of Government & Politics - 3rd Oct 2017

A date for the diary!

The annual Education Service Government and Politics conference will take place in Parliament Buildings on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

This popular event gives teachers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive, and to hear about new Education Service resources.

Primary Teachers' CPD Event

Free CPD Event For Key Stage 2 Teachers

This event is designed for teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge of the UK Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Content will focus on Personal Development & Mutual Understanding.

Date:  Friday 2 June 2017

Venue:  Long Galley, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast


What happens after the election?

The election

A new Assembly of 90 MLAs was elected on 2 March 2017 (reduced in size from 108 MLAs). The election was an unexpected, ‘snap’ election, triggered by the resignation of deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, on 9 January.

Education Service during Dissolution


Dissolution is the name given to the period of time between the announcement of an Assembly election, until the final election results. The Assembly was dissolved on Thursday 26 January, 2017 and the election will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

UK Supreme Court Debate Days 2017/2018

The Supreme Court offers ten educational institutions from across the UK the opportunity to take part in a debate day every academic year.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Tomorrow is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Let's Talk series launches with North West students quizzing MLAs

The Assembly Education Service launched its latest series of ‘Let’s Talk’ events on Friday 25th November in the Holywell Trust, with over 90 sixth form pupils across Foyle, East Londonderry, and Mid Ulster constituencies.  The first event in the new series saw students from seven schools quiz a panel of MLAs on matters that are important to them and their local communities.

Survey: What do young people think about the EU and Brexit?

The London School of Economics is researching the views of young on the European Union and ‘Brexit’. If you are between 16 and 26 years old, complete the survey below and be in with a chance to win one of 40 Amazon vouchers worth £20! If you complete the survey again in a year, you could win a £200 voucher!

Education Committee ‘lends a hand’ to support Anti-Bullying Week 2016

The Committee for Education in partnership with the Assembly Education Service has today launched a special interactive art initiative, as part of a range of Committee activities, to highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

MLAs and school groups visiting Parliament Buildings this week are being asked to contribute to the artwork by cutting around a signed outline of their hand and attaching it to a canvas so as to quite literally ‘Lend a Hand’ to support Anti-Bullying Week 2016.


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