A student from the Department of Property and Construction was recently the 500,000th visitor to the Supreme Court since it opened its doors to public visits.

For the milestone occasion Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, personally showed the group of Westminster students around the building.

Lord Neuberger guided the students through the courtrooms and the justices’ library as well, which are normally not open for public viewing. One of the students even managed to take a selfie with Lord Neuberger.

The trip was organised by Ian Cannings, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Property and Construction, who took the students to the Supreme Court as part of a Law module on the course.

Speaking about the visit, Ian Cannings said: “This is the second year that we’ve run the trip, and it just so happened that this time one of us was the 500,000th visitor. Because of this, we were given a personal tour by Lord Neuberger.

“We visit the Supreme Court to enable students to experience the extension of their work in the classroom to the reality of a working court in the English Legal System. The feedback received from students from the exercise is extremely positive.”

The Supreme Court was established in 2009, and is located in Parliament Square in central London.

Find out more about the Department of Property and Construction at the University of Westminster.

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