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Learning Community Newsletter Week 6

Posted on 11 February 2020

Out today

Welcome to One Planet Week at the University of York! 

One Planet Week runs every year in Week 6 of the Spring Term, providing the opportunity to celebrate sustainability research and work completed at the University. The Week provides a platform to promote awareness, share knowledge and celebrate sustainable actions for staff, students and the wider community. This includes a range of workshops, seminars and social events. There's lots to get involved in!

A few One Planet Week events are included below but there really are loads, so do check out the event page for more. 

Last week saw the first instalment of our final-year Undergraduates presenting their dissertation posters. It was so great to get to go around and hear about the fascinating research that students in our Department are doing. If you’re free on Thursday at 10 am, I recommend coming along for a quick look. 

Hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)

This week

Graduate Colloquium

Tuesday 11th February 

1-2pm, D/N/104

Erik Cardona-Gomez has kindly stepped in to present at tomorrow's Graduate Colloquium. Erik's presentation is entitled 'On the Protection of Indigenous Intellectual Property in Settler Colonial Contexts'. Erik will be presenting his paper this Saturday 15th February at the Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory 2020 so it's a perfect opportunity for him to practise his presentation! Please do come along to help him prepare.

Open Lecture

Tuesday 11th February 

7:30-9pm, ENV/005

Professor Jonathan Rigg (University of Bristol) comes to York to deliver his lecture, ‘Making Climate Science Human’. Jonathan’s message is that there is a need for climate science to become markedly more interdisciplinary and focused on public engagement. See the event page for more. 

IGDC Research Seminar 

Wednesday  12th February

12-1pm, D/N/104

The IGDC present this special seminar entitled ‘Political Crisis, Populism, and the Challenges of Progressivism in Brazil’, featuring Dr Mauricio Rands (former Congressman of Chamber of Deputies of Brazil) and Dr Christovam Buarque (Former Minister of Education and Governor of Federal District of Brazil). Book your place today

Dissertation Poster Session 

Thursday 13th February 

10-11am, Politics Reception 

Come see the second round of final-year Undergraduates in the Department present their dissertation projects. This is a really fantastic opportunity to learn more about the range of interests and resulting projects that students in the Department have. Plus - coffee and cake are provided! 

Open Lecture

Thursday 13th February

7:30-9pm, Environment Building

This open lecture, ‘How to Pay for the Green New Deal’  features the amazing political economist and author, Ann Pettifor. Ann is well known for her prediction of the global financial crisis in her 2006 book The Coming First World Debt Crisis. Her most recent work is The Case for the Green New Deal. Given the ongoing debate about the funding of climate action, this really will be a fantastic event. Booking required

Careers and Placements

Careers Panel Event

Wednesday 12th February

1-2:30pm, D/N/056

A special event drawing together four fantastic graduates from the Department of Politics to discuss what they currently do in their various roles and the routes they took to get there. We will also discuss the skills and strengths that are required in their industries and the routes available to students. The panel will feature:

  • Rory Palmer MEP for The East Midlands

  • Rosie Frost from The Westminster Foundation for Democracy

  • Kevin Larkin Political Correspondent at BBC Radio Leeds

  • Ellie Miles Trainee Solicitor at Russell Cooke

To attend students need to book a place via the Universities Careers Gateway system. Students from all programmes are welcome. 

Keep in touch!

One easy way to keep up to date with what is happening in the department is by following us on social media. Below are the links to the department’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, as well as the Department’s website: