MP hosts landmark London School of Economics event to boost fortunes of Stourbridge students

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge MP Margot James Stourbridge MP Margot James

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James hopes to bring representatives from the London School of Economics and Political Science to town on a yearly basis to help boost the career chances of Black Country students.

The Conservative MP played host to staff from the prestigious LSE at an information evening at King Edward VI College as part of her Raising Aspirations Programme.

Held on November 28, the evening was organised to give students and parents chance to learn more about what is on offer from one of the country’s top universities and was a first for Stourbridge and the Midlands as the LSE has never before held such an event outside London and the South East.

Ms James said: “I’m so pleased I was able to convince them to come to Stourbridge.

“I’m committed to helping to broaden the horizons of our local students and bring as many opportunities from top class universities and businesses here for them, and as a governor of LSE I am well aware of the fantastic study options they offer. LSE were very impressed with the calibre of students they met, so I am hoping this will become an annual event."

Students travelled from across the Black Country to attend the event aimed at year 11 to 13 youngsters expecting to achieve B grades or above at A level.

Sharon Phillips, principal at King Edward’s, said: “We are very grateful to Margot for having facilitated this successful event.”

Alice Else, student recruitment officer at the LSE, said: “We were delighted to be working with Margot James and King Edward VI College in our ongoing efforts to recruit to LSE more of the West Midland’s most able students. We hope this event encourages these students to consider LSE and London as an attractive option for their future studies.”

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