‘Knowledge of Parliament, and a good understanding of the political context in each House, are key skills for civil servants.
Throughout the year, Departments hold events and training to support their staff, supported by our dedicated team parliamentary training team at Civil Service Learning.
Parliament Week 2018 provides a great opportunity to highlight the importance of this work and discover new perspectives. We are looking forward to getting involved, and have an exciting programme of events planned across the Cabinet Office.’
– Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Council and Permanent Secretary to the Government in Parliament Group
Can’t wait for UK Parliament Week in November? Take part in EqualiTeas from 18 June – 2 July, part of the UK Parliament’s Vote 100 celebrations. EqualiTeas is your opportunity to share, debate and celebrate our right to vote, over a cup of tea and slice of cake! It’s a UK-wide celebration of our democratic equality,…Read more
UK Parliament Week 2017 was our biggest and most successful year yet. With 4,596 events taking place across the UK, there was something for everyone to get involved with, and over 360,000 people participated in some way. It started with the annual UK Youth Parliament sitting in the House of Commons, where MYPs debated the…Read more
Thank you to all of our partners who shared thoughts and experiences in our UK Parliament Week 2017 evaluation survey. We’re already using your feedback to shape UK Parliament Week 2018 and ensure that next year’s festival is even bigger and better that 2017. A real highlight of the evaluation survey is hearing how UK Parliament…Read more
Did you hold an event or activity for UK Parliament Week 2017? How did it go? Did you enjoy being a UK Parliament Week partner? What can we do better next year? We want to hear from our partners and find out how we can make UK Parliament Week even bigger and better next year!…Read more
UK Parliament Week 2017, which ran from 13 – 19 November, has been the biggest and most successful in the festival’s seven year history. With 4,596 events taking place all over the country, from Shetland to the Isle of Wight, 360,000 people participated in some way in a UK Parliament Week activity. Thank you to…Read more
This year UK Parliament Week is delighted to partner with the LEGO Group, providing a fantastic opportunity to help children learn about democracy through play and to work together to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. From 15 – 17 November, the LEGO Group will be running their world renowned Build the Change activity in the Palace of Westminster for…Read more
UK Parliament Week runs from 13 – 19 November 2017. This year the Church of England have partnered with UK Parliament Week to produce a resource to engage with churches of all denominations. “As diocesan bishop and Convenor of the the Lords Spiritual, I’m keen that every UK citizen has the opportunity to understand the…Read more
UK Parliament Week is proud to announce our 13 official 2017 partnerships, which have helped us reach over 4,500 organisations and 360,000 people across the UK:Read more
UK Parliament Week is an annual festival of events taking place from 13 – 19 November. In 2017 over 4,500 organisations are putting on events and activities exploring what the UK Parliament means to them and their communities all across the country, from Orkney to the Isle of Wight. With so much going on in…Read more
You’ve got an idea, you’ve already started making plans, but now you have to promote your UK Parliament Week event to as many people as possible. Here’s some things to think about: 1. Who’s your audience? Getting the right audiences to take part in your event or activity is crucial to its success. What does…Read more