Politics students get unique insight from MSPs


Graham Simpson MSP and Monica Lennon MSP recently visited the College’s Cumbernauld Campus to share their knowledge and experiences with over 35 students studying politics at various levels.

The visit complemented the students’ current studies of the political structures of Scotland and the United Kingdom, including the work of political representative such as MSPs and MPs.

Both MSPs spoke about their work in representing their constituents and the campaigns they are involved in, as well as their work holding the Scottish Government to account. They also answered a number of questions from the students.

New College Lanarkshire students and Monica Lennon MSP

Politics Lecturer Richard Tullett said:

“I am very grateful to Monica Lennon and Graham Simpson for taking the time to come along and speak to our students here at Cumbernauld. 

“Hearing a guest speaker is one of the best ways for students to see, first hand, what it is like to be a politician.

“They were able to get an insight into how MSPs go about raising issues that they are concerned about and find out more about the work of the committee system in the Scottish Parliament.

“Students also have the unique opportunity to discuss some of the big political issues of the day.”

New College Lanarkshire offers a variety of courses in Politics and Social Sciences. Visit https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/social-sciences for more information.

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