Every year POLSIS MA students have the opportunity to take part in a week-long study trip to Brussels. This gives students the opportunity to visit some of the international organisations based in Brussels - both those that are part of the European Union and of NATO - to learn about and see at first hand how they operate.
As part of the trip, students have the opportunity to meet and discuss policymaking, institutional questions, and to learn about working life within the international institutions. The study trip also has a social element - including a day trip to Bruges and a group meal during the week. The department subsidises the cost of the study trip so that its cost is considerably reduced for POLSIS MA students. Each year students enjoy the opportunity to learn about the institutions based in Brussels, to learn about working life within they types of international organisations they are studying as part of their academic activities, and to have a chance spending some time getting to know their fellow students over the course of the week.
Brussels Study Trip 2012, "On January 21-26, the POLSIS trip to Brussels was held with great success. Twenty-eight MA students participated accompanied by three lecturers, Dr. Eleni Vezirgiannidou, Dr. Isabelle Hertner and Dr. Felix Heiduk. The group’s programme, in the intellectual capital of the European Union, included a series of visits to various European and global institutions such as the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, NATO Headquarters and others."
Read about the latest Brussels visit
- Every year all MA students based within POLSIS have the opportunity to take part in an study trip to Brussels. This year, Dr David Bailey and Dr Luis Cabrera led a group of around 30 MA students to Brussels. The study group visited the NATO headquarters, and a number of the European Union institutions (European Parliament, Council (see photo above), and European Commission), and also attended the University's own office based within Brussels.
- Wednesday 13th February 2013
- Social Sciences