Accessibility statement

Learning Community Newsletter Week 8

Posted on 16 November 2020

All the latest news from the department

Last week we ran our first Webinar to promote the PSA’s Undergraduate Conference 2021. I want to give a big thank you to everyone who came to the presentation and to Pavlos, Clemmie, and Stanley for also presenting. We had a fantastic turnout so fingers crossed that we will have some great submissions from our Department for next year’s conference!

If you weren’t able to attend the Webinar - don’t worry! You can find out details about the conference on it’s official website. I will also be running an abstract-writing workshop for anyone that would be interested in some conference submission help. Full details including the Zoom link will be in next week’s newsletter but mark off 3pm 25th November if you’re interested.

I hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)


Challenging the Status Quo -Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Wednesday 18th November 4pm, Online

In this Equality Matters masterclass, Abisola Barber (Graduate of the University of York and Global Trading Business Manager at Barclays Investment Bank) will be reviewing the impact of the glass ceiling on business and workplace equality policies and assessing the case for intersectionality and other diversity characteristics being subject to the ceiling. To book your place, check out the event page

The Pleasures of Censorship

Wednesday 18th November 5-6pm, Online

This lecture will feature Professor Adam Phillips. Adam is a writer and psychoanalyst, and has been Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature since 2006. The event page doesn’t give any information about the lecture itself but maybe they are hoping the title is intriguing enough? (It worked on me, anyway). To book your tickets, follow this link.

The Secret Life of a PhD

Wednesday 18th November 6-7pm, Online

Are you a PhD student? Are you interested in becoming a PhD student? Then this could be the event for you! This will be an honest and frank discussion panel about what it’s really like to do a PhD, run by PhD students. To book your place, check the event page.

What is the Future for Dissidents in Hong Kong? 

Thursday 19th November 8:10-9:30pm, Online

Over a year since the massive protests that rocked the region, a new national security law banning talk of secession has been introduced and all pro-democracy lawmakers have resigned-  what now is the future for dissent in Hong Kong? Answering questions will be Luke de Pulford (Director of Arise Foundation and a Hong Kong democracy advocate). Join via Zoom - link on event page (no need to book). 


The Ins and Outs of Being a Professional

Thursday 19th December 6-7:30pm, Online

Brought to you by Careers and Placements and the Working Class and Social Mobility Officers in YUSU: If you have a lot of questions and feel that there are a lot of unknowns about professional work, for example, what it is, what it looks like, how to communicate and how to behave and still be yourself, understanding how to interview well and many more… then this is for you. Join here on the day