Study here at the School of Government and Society

To enable you to better develop your own ideas and opinions, we will put you at the centre of the learning process. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. Many of your lecturers at Birmingham will be global experts in their fields and their excitement and passion will translate into your degree programme.

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Student news in the School of Government and Society

Posted 20 May 2016

Subjecthood – A new entry point for critical social inquiry?

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.

Posted 05 May 2016

Student enhancement events - with cake!

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.

Posted 04 May 2016

European Commissioner Replies to Letter from POLSIS students

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.

Posted 23 March 2016

Welcome to the IDD E-newsletter March 2016

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.

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Posted 01 February 2016

POLSIS MA Study tour visit Brussels, January 2016

Every year all MA students based within POLSIS have the opportunity to take part in an study trip to Brussels. The group, led by Lorenzo Cladi, Nino Kemoklidze and Chiara Morbi, visited the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO and the Council of the European Union.

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