12–18 November 2018

Resources

We have plenty of ideas and resources to help you with your event this year! How you take part in UK Parliament Week is entirely up to you, there is no limit to what you can do.

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Your UK Parliament Week Kit

Use the ballot box to run your mock election!

We have 10,000 UK Parliament Week partners’ kits to give away once you’ve registered your event or activity. Your kit includes:

  • A booklet with a wide range of activities for you to use at your event
  • A ballot box so you can run your own mock elections, or vote on a debate!
  • Bunting so you can decorate in true UK Parliament Week style
  • Posters to help you promote your event
  • UK Parliament Week pin badges for you to wear so everyone knows you’re taking part.
  • Your very own UK Parliament Week placard – take pictures with your placard and share on social media to show off your activities!
  • And last but not least – our new Votes for Women sash, to get you in the Vote 100 spirit!

Register your UK Parliament Week event or activity now.

UK Parliament Week kits will start being sent to partners who have registered an event or activity in May 2018.


Ideas, planning and publicity:

We’ve also created a downloadable version of our toolkit to help you come up with ideas, plan and publicise your UK Parliament Week event. (2018 update coming soon!)


Further Resources:

How Parliament Works

We’ve created some short and handy videos explaining how the UK Parliament works for you to use during your event, or to brush up on your facts before hand! Find them all on our YouTube page.


Vote 100

UK Parliament Week 2018 forms a part of the UK Parliament’s Vote 100 programme, which celebrates 100 years since the first women got the vote. We’ve compiled some resources to help you explore the struggle for equal suffrage during your UK Parliament Week event or activity.

Vote 100 for schools

Overview resources:

Specific resources:

 


Your Story, Our History 

As part of Vote 100,  women share their personal stories of how laws passed by Parliament have changed their lives for the better. We have created #YourStoryOurHistory, three short films focusing on laws that have contributed to women’s rights and continued to empower them.

Hold a screening and debate for UK Parliament Week 2018.


Holding an online event for UK Parliament Week?

We’ve developed some tips and ideas for making your online event a success.


Resources for schools

We have lots of age-specific learning resources about the UK Parliament, its work and its history at parliament.uk/education.

Learning resources and activities about the UK’s devolved legislatures:


Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD)

Discover EMPOWER! our Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD) Programme. The programme aims to empower and enable adults with learning disabilities to make civic engagement choices throughout their lives.


Invite an MP or Peer to your event

Who’s your MP?

Your local MP can offer excellent insight into the work of Parliament. You can invite your local MP to hold an assembly about their role and how your audience can engage with their work. Find out who your local MP is and how to contact them.

 

Invite a Peer to your event

Why not invite a Member of the House of Lords to talk about their work as part of your event? Here’s a list of members, their details, and how you can contact them.

 


Other ways to get involved with your UK Parliament:

Tip!

If you’re holding an event for a Girlguiding unit, a primary, or secondary school, your kit is packed with plenty of fun event ideas and interactive activities for all age groups.

Ideas to help you take part

Thinking of taking part in UK Parliament Week?  Take a look at our blog for a bit of inspiration!

https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/blog/what-event-could-you-hold-for-parliament-week/

Register your event or activity

Tell us about your plans for UK Parliament Week by registering your event or activity on our website.

Don’t forget that the deadline for sign-ups is 30 September 2017!

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