Suzannah has sadly passed away since this story was written. This post remains up to celebrate her successes and achievements.
During her fellowship, Suzannah lived in London and worked on the Parliamentary estate full time. The main task within the fellowship was to write a POST note on an assigned topic – in this case education in youth custody. This involved reading and researching into the topic.
Off the back of the research, Suzannah interviewed experts in the field, relevant stakeholders and governmental departments. She also sat in on relevant debates in the Lords and Commons, all party parliamentary groups and select committee hearings.
From all of this the POST note is written. The last half of the placement involved writing, clarifying information and having an internal review from permanent POST staff. This was followed by an external review where the POST note was sent to the people interviewed during the research stage and finally a sign off with the director of POST.