Professor Rick Wilford addresses a visiting delegation of Jordanian Parliamentarians on the NI model of devolution at 3pm today, 5th March.
The address will be delivered at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, as part of a programme of events during a fact-finding visit by the Jordanians.
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, OUP will be releasing a virtual issue of Parliamentary Affairs, containing ten recently published or forthcoming articles dealing with women and politics.
Articles by Professor Yvonne Galligan and doctoral candidate Neil Matthews have been selected for inclusion in this editors' choice issue. Professor Galligan and Professor Kathleen Knight (Columbia University) analyse public support in Northern Ireland and Ireland for the inclusion of more women in elected politics. Neil Matthews explores the gendered nature of candidate selection in Northern Ireland.
They, along with other women/gender and politics articles, are listed here:
and are free to download for a limited time.
A School Open Day event for UCAS applicants (and their parents/guardians) holding offers for our undergraduate degrees will be held in the University on Friday 11 April 2014, from circa 9.30 am until 3.00 pm. This will provide an opportunity for prospective students to visit the University campus, to find out more about the degrees we offer, to meet some of our staff and current students, and to see the facilities the University offers (library, Students’ Union, student accommodation, sports centre etc). If you are interested in coming to our Open Day, please reserve a place by email to email@example.com and specify how many places in total you wish to book, ideally by Friday 28 March. A final programme for the event will be made available here in due course.
A group of 12 International Relations students from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is visiting Queens next week. There will be a “meet and greet” session on Wednesday 5th of March between 12:00 and 13:00 in PFC/03/006 to provide an opportunity for Queens students to meet some of their American counterparts. Tea and Coffee will be provided. I hope that we give them a warm welcome!!
The annual conference which the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy holds for 6th form pupils studying for the Northern Ireland A2 ‘Government and Politics’ examination, will be held on 7 April 2014. The itinerary for the event is available here and a booking form here.
In the meantime, if you’ve any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the School.
Ukraine is a country of divided loyalties, and it will take goodwill from both the EU and Russia to heal its wounds, says Dr Timofey Agarin in an opinion column of Belfast Telegraph
Timofey Agarin commenting on the situation in Ukraine today on BBC’s "Good morning Ulster" at approx 01hr 13min http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vpfvp
De Montfort University, Leicester Wednesday April 2nd 2014
We are delighted to announce a Call for Papers/Posters for the first Politics/IR Undergraduate Research Conference. The aim of this conference is to showcase the best undergraduate research in Politics and IR, to encourage students to think of themselves as researchers and to experience academic research first hand.
We invite students taking single or joint honours degrees in Politics, International Relations, Government, European Studies or related disciplines from across the UK are invited to submit paper proposals. Contributions are welcome on any topic within Politics and IR (broadly defined). We anticipate that the majority of the proposals will be based upon final year projects or dissertations but other research based proposals are welcome. Each proposal will be viewed on its merits. The conference is open to recent graduates although preference will be given to current undergraduates.
This advice on the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) website is a model of good practice: “Please make sure your abstract has a concise title, is no more than 200 words long, has references to 3 key texts and is understandable across the discipline. We strongly recommend that you seek advice from your personal tutor or dissertation/project supervisor prior to submission”.
Please submit abstracts along with your name and contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Abstracts: Feb 24th 2014
Please ensure subject line reads: The first Politics/IR Undergraduate Research Conference Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2014.
A limited number of travel/accomodation grants will be available, subject to selection based on conference involvement and financial resources. The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy will also grant up to £100 for students to attend this conference! Attendance at the conference will be free. Refreshments will be provided.
You’ve done the work, now make it count! Submit your work to the Undergraduate Awards
Have your say on the NSS questionnaire and enter your chance to win! The National Student Survey (NSS) is a high profile annual census of nearly half a million students across the UK used to compile information regarding your course. PISPis offering a Prize Draw for all PISP students participating in the NSS survey by Friday the 21st of February.
You can enter yourself into the School prize draw for a chance to win one of the following three prizes:
In order to enter this school exclusive Prize Draw students must print out a copy of their receipt upon completion of the NSS questionnaire (either a screen shot or the confirmation email) and enter this into the NSS raffle box in the School Office (25 University Square). Please see the school website for more complete details and terms and conditions:
Calling all 3rd years! You’ve done the work, now make it count - apply for the Undergraduate Awards!
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