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AS Government and Politics Conference

AS Government and Politics Conference

AS Politics Conference - 27 Jan 2020

It is with great excitement that the School has invited all Secondary Schools within Northern Ireland (both AS/A Level Politics Students and Politics teaching staff) to the next ‘AS Level Government and Politics’ being held in the Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast on the morning of Monday 27 January 2020

This conference draws on the expertise of Politics staff and covers topics relating to AS level units

  • ‘Political Power and Climate Change’
  • ‘The British Political Process : Parliament, Cabinet, PM’
  • 'Republic of Ireland & the UK: Comparing Governance'
  • 'Party Politics in Northern Ireland'

The Conference is free and AS/A Level politics students studying other modules are welcome to attend.

Please see below the programme of events.  If as a Politics teacher you would like to attend please email  and a booking form will be sent out to you.  Spaces at the conference are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis with booking.

Should you have any queries relating to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact at the earliest opportunity.


10.00 -10.15    Welcome and Interactive Session

10.15-10.45     Lecture 1 – Prof John Barry -  'Political Power and Climate Change'

10.45-11.15     Lecture 2 - Dr Elodie Fabre - 'The British Political Process: Parliament, Cabinet, PM'

11.15                Refreshments in the Whitla Hall

11.30 -11.45    Interactive Quiz

11.45 - 12.15   Lecture 3 – Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh - Republic of Ireland & the UK: Comparing Governance

12.15 - 12.45    Lecture 4 - Dr Peter McLoughlin - Party Politics in Northern Ireland

12.45 - 13.00    Studying at Queen's

13.00                 Lunch (Whitla Hall)

                                                            (Including time for Q & A at the end of each talk)