Students pack in for Speaker

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Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow visited Sheffield University to talk to students about the role of the media and plans for Parliament to renew, reform and reconnect with the public.

From October, the university will be offering a new third-year undergraduate module in parliamentary studies which is being run in association with the House of Commons.

Mr Bercow gave a lecture before a question-and-answer session led by Professor Matthew Flinders, of the university’s politics department.

More than 200 journalism and politics students attended.