Education Secretary offers valuable insight at meeting with Loughborough College degree students

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan met with Loughborough College degree students to offer a valuable insight into key global issues.

As a member of the Cabinet, the Loughborough MP was able to give students studying for their BA (Hons) in Public Services at the College a first hand perspective on how Britain approaches international crisis and development.

"I really enjoyed meeting this year's public services students at Loughborough College.

“We had a fascinating discussion on international development and how Britain responds to many humanitarian crisis situations, including the recent Ebola outbreak.

“It was good to be able to explore the work of the British Department for International Development and our Foreign and Commonwealth Office."

Tim Turner, Loughborough College Programme Area Lead for Further Education Public Services, added: “Our students are currently focusing on the Disaster Management and International Crisis element of their course so it was of real benefit to be face to face with Nicky Morgan, to be able to ask questions and to share that level of insight.

“We talked about the mass migration of Syrian refugees and about the Ebola crisis but with the Education Secretary also being Minister for Women and Equalities it was very interesting to also look at women’s issues in international development.

“It was incredibly valuable to our students to be given the opportunity to meet with Nicky Morgan and to have such an extensive and wide-ranging discussion.”

Mat Hobday, BA (Hons) Public Services Programme Area Lead at Loughborough College, agreed: "Our final year degree students were able to talk openly and honestly to Nicky Morgan about some of the key global issues facing Britain and how the government are managing these. I have no doubt this opportunity will enable them to create some outstanding work.”

Pictured: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan with Loughborough College Public Services degree students

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