London Waterloo and King's Cross
Hansard Society Scholars offers accommodation in a beautifully refurbished 1816 building, now a student residence hall in central London. Conway Hall offers 24-hour security, self-catering facilities, communal study spaces and on-site laundry services. The halls, located in Waterloo, are very well connected by trains and buses, and conveniently situated within walking distance to both the LSE (where Hansard classes are hosted) and the Palace of Westminster (where most internships take place).
Conway Hall flats include kitchenware, bed linens, and towels, as well as a weekly communal area clean. The Scholars team will also provide each flat with a starter pack of kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies.
You will be advised of your flat assignment closer to the start of your programme.
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.
Experience Politics from a Different Angle
Hansard Society scholars are aspiring global leaders who engage with policy issues at local, national and international levels, and build lasting networks abroad.
A Fascinating Time to Study British Politics
June 2016 will be one of the most fascinating months in recent British political history. On Thursday 23rd June, Britons will head to the polls to decide whether the nation should stay in or leave the European Union.
A Welsh Love Story
When I tell people back home in Texas that I worked in the UK Parliament for Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, they respond with blank faces. "Wales? Is that in England?" they say.