By Dr. John FitzGibbon
On Friday 30 January a group of 20 Politics and International Relations students, mainly first year undergraduates, visited Parliament.
Canterbury Christ Church politics students were invited to take part in a special debate at Parliament on Monday 19 January, led by Harvard Professor of Government Michael Sandel exploring the nature and limits of democracy.
Deputy Head of the China Division at the EU External Action Service (EEAS) Mr. George Cunningham participated as a guest lecturer for two taught modules for the Politics and IR programmes on 27/11/14.
On 23 October, students in Dr Mark Bennister’s final year British politics class took part in a role play simulating a House if Commons select committee inquiry session investigating the swine flue epidemic.
In September 2014 Canterbury Christ Church University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), a French education institution with headquarters in Nice and further offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul.
CCCU and CIFE have been working together since 2012 in organising the summer school on Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe,
By Dr. Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics
Dr Amelia Hadfield, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations has recently been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), based on the range of teaching and learning expertise that she has accrued in the past decade.
By Dr. Soeren Keil
In recent years, I have been teaching at a number of summer schools all over Europe, and for the last three years, I have been in charge of organising a summer at Canterbury Christ Church University on “Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe.”
The experiences one gains at these summer schools are invaluable. This is certainly true for the students, for whom participation in summer courses in addition to internships and work experiences becomes ever more important in a competitive environment. However, I believe that this is also true for the people who teach in these summer schools. I have always enjoyed teaching in the summer schools I have been involved in and discussing my work with students, but beyond that I have been able to learn a lot and pick up a lot of cultural knowledge so to say.
We do love our social media here @CCCUPoliticsIR. We have now moved on to making our own videos for our own Youtube channel (great content generators that we are).