Students visit Senedd to witness ‘Devolution in Practice’

11 December 2017

Dr Einion Dafydd and students with Adam Price AM during a visit to the Senedd.
Dr Einion Dafydd, Adam Price AM and students during a visit to the Senedd.

Students from the School of Law and Politics' innovative module 'Devolution in Practice' recently visited the Senedd in Cardiff Bay for a special seminar session.

During the visit, students took part in a seminar with Cardiff alumnus, Adam Price AM. Adam Price was elected to the House of Commons in 2001 and spent two terms as a high profile backbench MP. He stepped down in 2010 to undertake research as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2016.

Dr Einion Dafydd, module convenor, interviewed Adam Price about the differences between politics in the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales, on the experience of challenging Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during Prime Minister’s Questions, and on the role and purpose of First Minister’s Questions in the National Assembly for Wales.

Following the seminar, students attended First Minister's Questions, which serves as the highlight of the Assembly's week. This is the full plenary session during which opposition party leaders and backbench Assembly Members are able to question the First Minister.

'Devolution in Practice: Welsh Law & Politics Work Placement' is an optional module available to Law, Politics and International Relations students in their third year.