Multi-faith project launched

Students will work in mixed-religion groups to learn leadership skills and develop social-action projects as part of a new scheme.

The Three Faiths Forum’s Undergraduate ParliaMentors programme held an induction session for 45 students last month. The Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and agnostic students will be placed in groups of three to be mentored by MPs and Peers.

During their time under the Parliamentarians’ stewardship they will see how policy-makers use debates, committee meetings and networking to exert influence.

Programme manager Mark Greer said: “Competition for Undergraduate ParliaMentors was tougher than ever with 240 applications.

“We are excited to have an excellent cohort of students and look forward to seeing them work together for social change as well as develop their own networks in the world of politics, the third sector and policy-making.”

Last updated: 12:46pm, October 4 2012