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Learning Community Newsletter Week 4

Posted on 30 January 2020

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Hi all, and welcome to Week 4. It’s amazing to think that we are already a third of the way through Spring Term. I hope you’re all getting the most out of it and getting stuck into our Department’s vibrant Learning Community. This week we’ve got a great line-up of events on offer. One I’d particularly recommend is our Graduate Colloquium. Last week’s Colloquium, which saw Sophie Moxon presenting her PhD research, was an amazing success and this week has what promises to be an equally fascinating paper lined up. 

In the coming week, you’ll see posters begin to pop up around the Department and on the Department’s social media, promoting the National Student Survey. The NSS is an annual survey for final-year Undergraduate students to give their feedback on their time studying for their degree. These posters detail some of the positive ways that the NSS has shaped the Department in the past, so do keep an eye out for them!

Last term we held a very well attended event to encourage students to come to this year’s Political Studies Association Undergraduate Conference. If you are interested in getting help with your application to go the conference, do register your interest on this Departmental form. At the end of this week we’ll be sending out details about the next stages. 

Hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)

Careers and Placements

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What’s it like to be a Senior Civil Servant? Charlotte’s Story

Monday 3rd February

6-8pm, ARC/014

Charlotte Baker graduated from UEA in 2008 and joined the Civil Service that year on the Fast Stream programme, working initially in a range of policy roles in the Ministry of Justice, including legal aid, youth offending, MPs’ expenses and judicial review. She then spent 3 years working for the Cabinet Office on Home Affairs and Constitutional Policy, later initiating preparations to leave the EU. More recently, Charlotte has been working for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, supporting the response to the Grenfell fire tragedy and leading the Government’s approach to Housing and Home Ownership. This event will give you:

  • Information on the fast stream and its application process

  • Practical knowledge on what it is like to work for the Civil Service

  • The opportunity to hear from a senior figure from the Civil Service

  • The opportunity to network with alumni currently working on the fast stream

Further details and how to book

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