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Week 5: Learning Community Newsletter

Posted on 27 October 2020

All the latest from the department

The nights have really started to draw in and, in Week 5, we are already halfway through term - time is flying by! But despite the weather getting colder and the nights getting darker, there is still lots of warmth and light in our vibrant Politics Learning Community!

This week, there’s a whole range of events from across the University in the newsletter (though be warned - they might range on content but the majority are on Wednesday between 4-6pm!). Of course, without any bias at all, my top pick for this week is PolSoc’s Wine and Cheese Evening (Wednesday 5pm). 

I hope everything is going well with everyone’s week of online-only teaching. 

Hope you all have a fantastic week, Jeremy


Green, competitive and resilient in times of uncertainty

Wednesday 28th October 4-5pm, Online

Economic crises exert significant pressures on a firm’s marketing resources and often trigger substantial cuts in sustainability budgets. Such measures might be hurting firms’ long-term competitiveness. Dr Karolos Papadas will present the impact of investing in green marketing on competitiveness and resilience in times of deep economic uncertainty. Book at the event page.


From Windrush to the Royal Veterinary College and founding the Reach Society - a winding journey to success

Wednesday 28th October4-5pm

Dr Donald Palmer of the Royal Veterinary College will articulate his journey from the arrival of his family around the time of Windrush to growing up in London as a black child. His story follows his non-traditional progression through education to PhD and to the founding of Reach Society in 2010. Reach Society empowers black children to reach their full potential through mentorship, guidance and support. Register here


PolSoc wine and & cheese night

Wednesday 28th October 5pm, Zoom

PolSoc’s latest Wine and Cheese Evening is entitled ‘Sub-Saharan Countries are Taking on More Debt and Women Will Bear the Brunt of Repaying it’. The evening will have an all-star panel featuring Prof Jean Grugel, Dr Jessica Omukuti, Dr Jappe Eckhardt, Matthew Barlow.   


How to be more pirate

Thursday 29th October 2020 7-8:30pm, Online

This event might appeal to anyone who is interested in grass-roots and small-scale politics. It promises an ‘interactive and immersive experience that will showcase how innovation is driven by people, ordinary people’. To read more about the event and to book tickets, check out the event page


The changing role of the Vice President

The York Politics Review - Zara Berry

If you’re after a quick read about the US Presidential election (is anyone else finding it bizarre that it’s happening next week?) I would really recommend Zara Berry’s piece in the York Politics Review about the new importance of the role of Vice President in US politics. Read it here



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