Sixth Summer School on Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe

The sixth edition of the CCCU and CIFE (Centre International de Formation Européene) summer school on ‘Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe’ took place in Canterbury between 13th and 24th of August. Bringing together twenty students from 11 different countries, including France, Germany, Myanmar, Nepal, Spain and the UK, students participated in a range of activities to develop and broaden their knowledge and understanding of federalism, both in theory and practice.

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Politics & IR Top 15 for Overall Satisfaction in National Student Survey, 2016

The Politics and International Relations team at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) are delighted to achieve, for the second consecutive year, 95% overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

postcard 3This result places us in the top 15 nationwide for Politics (12th) and it builds on our achievement of a top 30 place in the latest Guardian League Table (27th), released in May. Continue reading “Politics & IR Top 15 for Overall Satisfaction in National Student Survey, 2016”

Students enjoy Jean Monnet-funded trip to Brussels

Students and staff recently visited the European Commission in Brussels. Here, Sara Martone shares her experiences from the trip, in her blog ‘A field trip to remember: personal reminiscences of our Jean Monnet-funded trip to Brussels’…

Group @ BerlaymontStaff from the Politics and International Relations Department at CCCU recently took 20 students on a two-day trip to Brussels as part of the 3rd year Quo Vadis (EU foreign affairs) module taught by Jean Monnet Chair Dr Amelia Hadfield, and the 2nd year European Political Economy Jean Monnet module, taught by Dr John Fitzgibbon, under the aegis of Jean Monnet funding awarded in 2014. Led by Drs Hadfield and Fitzgibbon along with Jean Monnet module winner Dr Sarah Lieberman, the trip was designed to bring a clear, practical perspective to the in-house teaching on key aspects of EU institutions and policy-making. Continue reading “Students enjoy Jean Monnet-funded trip to Brussels”

PhD Scholarships Available to Study with Us!

Politics and IR at CCCU welcome applications from candidates interested in pursuing PhD research. The deadline for university PhD scholarships is 30 April 2015.

PhD Student Recruitment

Applications forms and further information on funding are available here:  http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-research/funding-for-research-degrees.aspx

Details of staff research expertise can be found here: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/psychology-politics-and-sociology/politics-and-international-relations/meet-the-team.aspx

Please get in touch with individual members of staff for guidance on your application.

Closing date: 30 April 2015

Registration date: 1 October 2015

Politics Programme awarded prestigious new Parliamentary Studies module by Houses of Parliament

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The Politics Programme at Canterbury Christ Church University has been chosen to become part of a select group of universities invited to be part of an innovative module with the Houses of Parliament.

Parliamentary Studies will be co-taught by Dr Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics and officials at Westminster. The course, starting in the 2015/16 academic year, will give final year students a unique opportunity to explore and understand how Parliament operates with the help of parliamentary officials themselves.

Canterbury Christ Church University was chosen, following a competitive process, as one of only seven universities across the UK to be awarded the chance to teach the course in a formal partnership with Parliament, in addition to the 13 universities already running the module.

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