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Students engineer a tour of the Houses of Parliament


Students from the University of Wolverhampton engineered a tour of the Houses of Parliament in London recently.

31 third year students studying for degrees in Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University’s £10 million Telford Innovation Campus, visited Westminster Hall before watching debates on issues related to Brexit at the House of Lords and then the House of Commons.

Ryan Bekefi, studying for a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Mechanical Engineering degree, said: “It isn’t every day you get to go on a trip to the Houses of Parliament as well as being able to sit in on health care issues and questions on EU citizenship in the House of Commons, and amendments to the EU withdrawal bid in the House of Lords.”

Dr Muhammad Khan, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management in the University’s School of Engineering, said: “We organised this trip because of the need for future engineers to appreciate the impact of engineering on our society and economy, and vice versa. All in all, it was really enjoyable and inspirational as well as being a brilliant learning experience.

“Field trips and visits are a crucial part of studying at the University and this tour really helped students to appreciate debating at the highest level – and the topical subject matter opened up some new ways of thinking for them.”

Anyone wanting to study Engineering at the Telford Innovation Campus should visit the next Open Day on Saturday 21st April 2018.



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