This is the first in a series of five blog posts by Razia Shariff, a Doctoral candidate in the Politics and International Relations programme, as she conducts her field work on the Agency of Social Movements in Bangladesh.
This month the Politics and Sociology programmes hosted their first joint Employability Conference for undergraduate students in conjunction with the Careers Development team.
By John FitzGibbon (Senior Lecturer in Politics)
It has not even been 24 hours since the election of Mark Reckless as the MP for the Kent constituency of Rochester and Strood but the media hysteria is building already. The story will dominate the weekend news cycle in the print and televised media. But before you dive in to this coverage there are a few key points to keep in mind.
The winning idea from the ‘Hardcopy or #Hashtag: Young People’s Vision for a Digital Parliament’ workshop held at Canterbury Christ Church in September went on to be voted the best idea at the national event in Parliament on Monday 17 November. The students from Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone were up against schools from all over the country. The winning idea was a video based interactive tool ‘One Minute Politics’.
Hugh Lanning, the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for the Canterbury and Whitstable constituency, held an open discussion at CCCU on the 30th of October as part of the Politics Programme’s Making Politics Matter series.
On the 4th of November the Politics and IR programme hosted over fifty students from local schools, Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, Kent College, and St George’s Church of England School Thanet as part of the ESRC festival of social science.
Our students were invited to attend hustings for the South Thanet constituency by the hosts of the world class science campus Discovery Park.
The Real Winner of the Scottish Independence Referendum is……Democracy!
By Dr. Soeren Keil
The Politics and International Relations programme is warmly inviting you to the following guest lecture:
Germany and Poland: Strangers on a Train or Participants of a Common Destiny?