Covid Measures on Campus - click here to find out more

For information on exam results and appeals please click here  For information on resit exams for A Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs please click here.


Nick Hurd 1200 IMG 7540Students on politics and sociology courses quizzed MP Nick Hurd when he visited Uxbridge College on 11 December.

The Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner spoke to the group of around 70, encouraging them to use their vote and get involved in politics, and took questions for around an hour.

Subjects raised by the students included: the lack of social and cultural diversity in parliament; Britain’s membership of the European Union; the potential threat to the Conservative Party by UKIP; private education; whether Mr Hurd liked David Cameron (he said he did, and thought he was a good Prime Minister); gay marriage (the MP said he backed it personally but as his constituents didn’t he had abstained from the Commons vote on whether it should be legalised); and did Conservatives always wear blue ties (quite often, but it wasn’t a uniform).

The question of whether cannabis and other illegal drugs should be legalised was also raised, prompting the MP to call an impromptu vote in the room, in which the majority came out against legalisation.

A student who asked why he should vote Conservative in next May’s General Election was advised by Mr Hurd to research all the parties and vote for the one he felt represented his own values and opinions the best.

After meeting with the students Mr Hurd said: “I was very impressed by the questions and energy of the audience and I hope that they have left with a better understanding of what a Member of Parliament does.”

Laraine Smith OBE, Principal of Uxbridge College, said: “It’s really important to us at Uxbridge College to encourage our students to understand the community they live in and make informed choices about how they want to be represented. Mr Hurd’s talk not only supported the learning of politics students, it was a great opportunity to get the whole group thinking about how they can get more involved in democratic process.”

Mr Hurd, who was elected in 2005 and was minister for civil society between 2010 and 2014, spoke to students as part of a regular programme of visits to the College by external speakers.


October 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010