Latest student news

Keep up to date with the latest news related to and involving our Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students from around the school.

Subjecthood – A new entry point for critical social inquiry?

Description
This workshop aimed to answer the question of how the idea of subjecthood can be understood and how it might be conceptualised. In doing so, special attention is to be paid to the fact that any subject of social change is inevitably embedded in a global political economy and its different epistemic frameworks and historical legacies.
Date:
Friday 20th May 2016

Student enhancement events - with cake!

Description
POLSIS is a department committed to delivering the best possible learning experience to students and to help students fulfil their potential. The Academic Enhancement and Innovation Working Group, led by Dr Nicole Scicluna and Dr Lorenzo Cladi was pleased to organise yet another great event for the purpose of student enhancement.
Date:
Thursday 5th May 2016

European Commissioner Replies to Letter from POLSIS students

Description
The European Commissioner for Social Policy replied to letter in which students of the POLSIS module Institutions, Politics and Policies of the EU explained their views on the future of European integration in social policy.
Date:
Wednesday 4th May 2016

Commonwealth Secretariat Scholarships for distance learning - applications for 2016/17

Description
The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission is offering five full-fee scholarships to eligible candidates from Commonwealth countries for entry in the 2016/17 academic year.
Date:
Monday 18th April 2016

Students from POLSIS and the School of Government and Society take part in Model NATO (2016)

Description
This year, the University of Birmingham delegation had the pleasure of representing the United States at the 31st Model NATO Conference, held in Washington D.C. in February 2016.
Date:
Friday 8th April 2016

Welcome to the IDD E-newsletter March 2016

Description
Welcome to the March 2016 edition of IDD's newsletter. We're now about half way into the academic year and the time is flying by! This newsletter shares news from IDD staff, student and alumni, so please do get in touch if there are items you'd like included – we produce these newsletters twice a year (March and October) and the Annual Report during the summer. We wish our ongoing students every success in their remaining module assignments and in undertaking their dissertations.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Kirna Kataria, 4th Year, BA International Relations with French (Year Abroad)

Description
When I then saw that the POLSIS department had an exchange agreement with Sciences Po, I felt that we were presented with a great opportunity; not only did we have the option of going to France to improve our language skills, but Sciences Po is also a world-class institution for Political Science and International Relations. I was particularly interested in gaining a French perspective on International Relations, which is otherwise a very Anglo-Saxon discipline.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Joshua Williams, Professional Development Module 2014/15

Joshua Williams, Professional Development Module 2014/15
Description
I got my placement via the bank of placements set up by the module's placement team. There was a wide variety to choose from but LUCIA instantly stood out to me because of the work that they do with NGO's.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Lilly Pye, Professional Development Module 2014/15

Lilly Pye, Professional Development Module 2014/15
Description
If I hadn't got the placement at The Children's Hospital then I wouldn't have been able to progress within my role now. The module has also helped me build my skills such as time management and commercial awareness, so skills not just limited to the charity sector but skills that all employers are looking for.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Esther Naylor, 4th Year, International Relations with French (Year Abroad)

Description
I chose to do French alongside International Relations because i wanted to keep up my language skills and one of the main reasons to do a language is doing the year abroad because it's such a unique experience; seeing a different country through the eyes of a student.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016
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