Political Studies Association Publish 2015 “Studying Politics at University” Workshop Dates
The acclaimed Political Studies Association’s “Studying Politics at University” workshop series is returning this summer.
The workshops will be taking place at five leading universities from around the UK as follows: 16th June, University of Stirling; 24th June, University of Manchester; 25th June, Warwick University; 29th June University College London; and 1st July, University of Bristol.
Every year, the Political Studies Association organises a series of schools workshops at universities around the United Kingdom. The workshops are designed to give prospective students a sense of what to expect if they choose to undertake a degree in politics. Alongside a lecture by a leading politics academic and a lunch with university members of staff, the workshops will cover areas such as: selecting the right course and institution, the application process, and what to expect when you get to university. All workshops for 2015 will now include a session called "Working in Politics" delivered by a practitioner to talk to prospective politics students about their experiences of working in or for political roles and how a degree in politics could relate to this.
CEO of the Political Studies Association, Helena Djurkovic, said:
“A degree in politics prepares students for many forms of employment as well as further study. It’s important that young people are given advice and impartial information about what to expect if choosing to study in this discipline.
“The workshops have been very successful previously, and with a degree in politics continuing to be more popular than ever – especially during a General Election year – we’re expecting a strong interest in our workshop series again. We encourage and welcome participation for all sixth form students of all subjects thinking of a degree in politics or international relations.”
The Political Studies Association exists to develop and promote the study of politics. Whilst the organisation’s membership is primarily drawn from institutions of higher education, there are a growing number of teacher members. Activities such as these ‘taster’ workshops are a strong example of how the Association have been identifying ways it can serve the specific needs of teachers and their students, including highlighting the kinds of careers that can be pursued with a degree in Political Studies.
All schools and students wishing to receive further information about the workshops, please contact the PSA on 020 7321 2545 or register online at: www.polstudiesassoc.eventbrite.co.uk