Students get a chance to give MSP a grilling

MSP Claire Baker at students question time at Adam Smith College
MSP Claire Baker at students question time at Adam Smith College

STUDENTS at Adam Smith College got a unique chance to question a prominent Fife politician, reports, NEIL HENDERSON.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Claire Baker took part in a lively question and answer session with almost 100 students at the College on Monday, 12 September.

The event, organised by Student President of Adam Smith College’s Students’ Association Beneta Brown, was an opportunity for students to grill elected representatives on key policy areas affecting them.

The Scottish Labour’s Shadow Education Minister, fielded questions on a number of subjects currently affecting students such as escalating tuition fees, access to childcare, the high cost travel expenses, and cuts to the curriculum.

The politician enjoyed the experience and was certainly given a grilling by students.

She told the Gazette: “The question and answer session at Adam Smith College was a great opportunity to find out which issues are most concerning for students.

“There were some excellent questions asked, not just by the journalism class, but by all the students, and I want to thank those that took the time to come along.

“It’s clear that students at Adam Smith College really know their politics and I can assure them that I’ll be working hard to deal with their concerns.”

Beneta Brown who organised the visit was pleased that many of her fellow students took the chance to question the MSP.

She said: “It was terrific to have Scottish Labour’s Shadow Education spokesperson answering students’ questions, I’m delighted that Claire came along.

“I’m looking forward to working with Claire as she tackles the issues raised by students.”