London (PRWEB UK) 6 March 2013
Journalism degree students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) came face to face with former Farnham inhabitants on a recent visit to the Houses of Parliament.
The group, visiting the Houses of Parliament as part of their journalism courses, were told that the angels' faces adorning beams in the hammer-beam roof of Westminster Hall were created in Farnham - where the course is based. They also learned that Farnham craftsmen and carpenters took their inspiration from local people 600 years ago.
Journalism lecturer Steve Usher said: "To stand at the despatch box in the House of Commons as a student journalist puts you in the footprints of the Prime Minister and the MPs who wield power over the population.
"Students can appreciate much more than the politics when they experience such environments. Such trips also galvanize their interest in the subject matter and they return to their studies with renewed enthusiasm."
First year student Aran Dorton said: "I enjoyed the trip- it really gave an insight into the inner workings of the political processes that go on in parliament and of the buildings themselves.
"We got to have a nose in the Queen's robing room as well as both the Lords and Commons. Some of the artwork on the walls was brilliant."
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David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
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