Collyer’s international students recently visited the Houses of Parliament in London, as guests of Horsham MP Jeremy Quin. The students who travel from countries including China, Hong Kong and South Korea to study at Collyer’s, were thrilled to be invited. On arrival at Parliament, the group began their tour at Westminster Hall and the action-packed day also included an opportunity to view the House of Commons and House of Lords.
The students were then met by Miles Jordan, who is currently working an internship with Jeremy Quin’s team. Miles, who previously attended Collyer’s, facilitated a Q&A session with Jeremy, which gave the international students an insight into the day to day work of the Houses of Parliament. With the back-drop of Brexit, this was a particularly fascinating opportunity for the students!
Collyer’s Deputy Principal, Steve Martell, said: “The experience is extremely relevant and valuable to the cultural journey of our international cohort at Collyer’s and we are hugely grateful to Jeremy Quin and the team at the Houses of Parliament for allowing our students the chance to enjoy such a brilliant educational opportunity.
“Big thanks also to Collyer’s Lucy Hargreaves and Kirstie Knowles, without whom the trip would not have been possible.”
Lucy Hargreaves, who co-ordinated the visit, said: “This fantastic day provided the students with some unique insights into the history of our government and law-making in process. It was an amazing experience for us all!”
Steve Martell added: “Jeremy Quin is massively supportive of all we do at Collyer’s and genuinely cares about the next generation.
“It was also great to catch-up with Miles again, who has kindly accepted our invitation to return to Collyer’s to talk to current students about his experiences. He’s such a superb role-model!”
Picture: (left to right): Thomas Leung, Lucy Huang, Tina Zheng, Joyce Shen, Irene Li; Sean Wu, Bill Shen, Wheeler Li; Internationals’ Homestay Officer Kirstie Knowles, and Justin Ha