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Parliament – get involved with this month’s activities and events

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Parliament and its work wherever you are in the UK. Here’s a quick guide to some activities coming up – from freetalks and walks to a newly launched survey on social mobility…

Take part in an online survey on social mobility

The House of Lords Committee on Social Mobility would like to hear from young people who have not or will not take A-Levels or go to university on what they think about the choices available at age 16.

This online survey will help the Committee to understand what is important to young people in the UK when they are looking for their first job. The Committee will use the findings from the survey to inform the a report they send to Government.

The survey is open to 14-24 year olds until 1 October 2015. It should only take a few minutes to complete.

The survey can be found here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HouseofLordsSocialMobilitySurvey

Help spread the word by sharing information about this survey with children and young people you know and work with.


Festival of Freedoms: 800 years of rights and representation
1 September – 25 October 2015 | #freedomsfest

Enjoy more than 30 free talks, debates, exhibitions and walks taking place at the Houses of Parliament and venues across the UK this autumn.

There is no better way to explore the development of our democracy from Magna Carta to the present day, focussing on the moments and the movements that have ‘made a difference’.

The events will be questioning the impact of equality legislation, drawing parallels between 18th century petitioners and how to petition Parliament today, examining parliamentary recording and reporting, unearthing hidden histories and introducing you (sometimes in person!) to some of our political and democratic pioneers.

Find out more www.parliament.uk/festival-of-freedoms
Book your place http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/houses-of-parliament-8204086399