What is Learn with the Lords: Question Time?

A part of our annual UK Parliament Week celebrations, Learn with the Lords: Question Time is an online engagement event for post-16 students.  

In the first half of the event a panel of four members of the House of Lords will discuss the following question:  

Is the House of Lords effective in scrutinising the government?  

Following this, your students will watch the panel answer their questions. You will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as part of the sign-up process.  

Which topic will be discussed?

The panel will reflect on how effective the House of Lords is in scrutinising the government. They will share their views on the various ways in which the House of Lords provides checks on the executive, including parliamentary questions, legislating, and the work of select committees.  

The panel will also discuss recent reforms in the House of Lords and consider the need for further development.  

How does the event work?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time will be broadcast on YouTube at 11am on Thursday 17 November. You will be sent the YouTube joining link in an email at 8:30 that morning.  Don’t worry if you can’t watch live, the link with enable you to watch the session on catch-up until December.  

You will need a laptop/tablet connected to a large screen with speakers. It’s up to your how many pupils and classes join in and watch. Make sure that all pupils can hear the session, so they can listen out for your school’s question! 

Your students can also join the session if they’re working remotely, you will just need to email them the joining link and they can access on a laptop, smartphone or tablet.  

Who can take part?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time is open to all post-16 students. The event is particularly beneficial for students studying Government and Politics, Higher Modern Studies, Law and History, or with an interest in the subject matter.  

What's in it for my students?

Participating in this event will bring the curriculum to life. By watching a panel of parliamentarians discuss a key part of their course, your pupils will contextualise their classroom learning and learn examples and case-studies for use in exams and coursework.  

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