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UK Parliament Explored: Petitions

This course looks at how petitions to the UK Parliament work and explores their role in raising awareness and instigating change.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

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  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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UK Parliament Explored: Petitions

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Find out how petitions to the UK Parliament work.

This course explores the role of petitions to the UK Parliament.
Find out how petitioning the UK Parliament works, the possible impacts and outcomes petitions can have and the range of themes and issues people petitioned Parliament about in 2015-17.

Discuss what makes a petition successful, gain a greater understanding of the role of the Petitions Select Committee and explore case studies of petitions both historical and contemporary that have achieved change.

This course is launched as part of a programme of events for UK Parliament Week 2017.

What topics will you cover?

  • An overview of how petitions to the UK Parliament work
  • An introduction to the role and work of the Petitions Select Committee
  • Paper petitions and how they are presented in the House of Commons Chamber
  • Key milestones for e-petitions, including receiving a Government response and triggering a parliamentary debate
  • An overview of themes and issues people petitioned about between 2015-2017
  • Historical petitioning and how people used petitions as a form of political participation
  • Contemporary petitions – What can they achieve? What constitutes success?
  • Beyond petitioning, getting your voice heard in Parliament.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

This course is open to anyone with an interest in how the UK Parliament works and how they can get involved.

Who will you learn with?

Claire Bogue

Senior Learning Projects Officer

I work in the House of Commons Participation team which seeks to promote understanding of and engagement with the work of the UK Parliament.

Who developed the course?

The UK Parliament represents the people of the United Kingdom and makes decisions that affect us all.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Unlimited access

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

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Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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