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Schools and Colleges
Over the last few years, in association with the University’s Partnership Development Office, we have developed a range of curriculum-enhancing activities to offer local schools and colleges. In previous years, activities have included mini-conferences, citizen’s jury role-plays, workshops and one-hour lectures and/or seminars. Recent topics have included: developments in American politics; the changing forms of young people’s political participation; quota systems in the selection of constituency MPs; debating the laws on abortion; the nature of freedom. Expertise amongst colleagues means that we would also be able to deliver lectures and activities in the following areas: contemporary British politics; the Cold War; the U.N. and other International Organisations; British political ideologies; Russian politics; the Middle East; Europe’s enlargement in the East; and much more besides! Each session is delivered by a member or members of our Outreach Team of academic staff and experienced Teaching Assistants.
Our offer to schools and colleges is designed to support teachers in citizenship, history and sociology as well as politics. Most of the sessions we offer can be tailored for either years 9-11 or 12-13. Some activities are best delivered in school, others by visiting the university; talk to us and we’ll help sort out the best package for you.
Sixth Form and Teacher's Conference 19th June 2013
The School of Politics and International Relations is organising a conference for sixth formers and teachers. The conference will be held on Wednesday 19th June 2013 at the University of Kents Canterbury campus in the Grimond Building.
The conference will provide students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of topics central to the sixth form politics curriculum. This years conference will focus on two such topics: British politics and the government and politics of the United States. We are planning one session on the issue of whether the British political system remains fit for purpose, and a second session on whether the US is becoming ungovernable.
The conference itself will allow students to hear presentations from experts on these topics, as well as the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues in smaller sessions. We hope the conference will be a useful learning opportunity for students and teachers, in politics and associated subjects such as History and Sociology. The invitation to attend the conference extends to students studying for both A level and AS level.
In order to register your party, please email Miss Siobhan Dumphy (S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk) providing details of which School you are from and how many places you wish to take. Places are limited, and will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. If you require any further information about the event, please contact Siobhan Dumphy.