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Hansard provided me a rich and challenging semester where I could apply my learning in the classroom to an unforgettable internship experience in the House of Commons. I was immersed in UK and European culture and politics, and surrounded by fascinating people both at LSE and in Parliament. In addition, I consider my dissertation to be one of my greatest academic accomplishments. Thank you Hansard!
This perfect combination of coursework and practical experience in a fast-paced, political environment served as a building block to the next steps I took. The Hansard programme instilled in me a curiosity about European Union issues, and I found myself immersed in yet another context as I spent the following semester in Sciences Po in Paris, France learning about European Union economics and politics.
I am happy to know that I made one of the best decisions of my undergraduate career. Hansard offered me the opportunity to live in one of the most vibrant cities in the world whilst interning in a politically rich and historic environment. The people that I met and the experiences that I had are by far some of my best memories. So if you are considering the Hansard Society Scholars programme, please know that these experiences are life changing and that this decision could be one of the best you’ve ever made.
This program really was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Compared to many of my friends’ and classmates’ study abroad schemes, Hansard Society Scholars is far more immersive and challenging (in a good way!). It helped me grow as a student and as a working professional and is a huge part of why I want to return to the UK to study in the future. To anyone looking for a highly engaging and unique study abroad experience, I’d highly recommend it.
My internship experience challenged me to research unique policy issues and gain professional experience, while also learning the inner workings of Westminster. My supervisor immediately welcomed me into his work and life, and it seemed each week I was balancing commitments such as attending dinners with parliamentarians or attending concerts and lectures. Hansard’s connections allow you to work with some of the greatest and most revered minds in Parliament.
A Woman's Place is in the House (of Parliament)
As part of Hansard Society Scholars summer course, Inside Westminster, summer 2018 scholar Alicia Zhang wrote a piece on women's rights and the 'Vote 100' celebrations in Parliament this year. She reflects on how far the movement has come, and how far it still has to go.
From Westminster to Rome
A few months before leaving for London, I woke up to the news that the result of the EU referendum was to leave the European Union. This unexpected outcome came as a surprise to all of us, and as I prepared to come to London...
Scotland in the post-referendum era
When the last general election took place on June 8th of 2017, it was the seventh time that 22-year olds in Scotland had cast their vote in the space of three years.