College Merthyr Tydfil Business lecturer selected to attend Parliament’s “Teachers’ Institute”


Adrienne Evans a Business Studies lecturer at The College Merthyr Tydfil, has been selected to attend “Teachers’ Institute” in the Houses of Parliament.  Since it was launched in 2006, “Teachers’ Institute” has trained more than 600 teachers, from all parts of the UK, giving them skills and knowledge of Parliament to pass on to their students and fellow teachers.

Adrienne applied to Parliament’s open call and was selected from more than 100 applicants to attend the three-day event in Parliament.  Fully funded by Parliament’s Education Service, Adrienne will get to participate in question and answer sessions with the Speaker and the Lord Speaker, and hear from parliamentarians of all parties about their work in the Commons and Lords.

John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, said:
“I am proud that this excellent initiative continues to provide such an invaluable service. Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy, and I am sure that the teachers attending will find the experience both useful and enlightening.”

Gerald Jones MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney commented:
“I am delighted that Adrienne, a tutor from my constituency, is attending Teachers’ Institute at Parliament.  Teachers have so many opportunities to engage young people with Parliament and their democratic heritage, and I am sure that the students at The College Merthyr Tydfil will benefit from Adrienne’s experience.”

Editor’s Notes

  1. Adrienne will attend “Teachers’ Institute” from 3-5 July.  For interview requests during this period, please contact Maev Mac Coille / 0207 219 0849 /  For interview requests at other times, contact Leanne Jones, 10685 726179 or email
  2. A number of participants – including Adrienne under @ Evans51067 – will be tweeting about their experience of “Teachers’ Institute” using the hashtag #TI2017 
  3. Find out more about “Teachers’ Institute” here:
  4. Parliament’s Education Service works with schools and Members of both Houses of Parliament to support young people in developing their understanding of Parliament and democracy. Offering free programmes and resources, Parliament’s Education Service informs young people about the role, work and history of Parliament through educational visits, tours, publications, outreach and competitions.   It connects young people with Parliament and democracy today through active learning, and empowers young people to get involved by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to take part in their democracy. For more information about other programmes available from Parliament’s Education Service, visit


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