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Learning Community Newsletter Week 1

Posted on 18 January 2021

The latest from the department

Hello everyone and welcome to the New Year and the new term (although Larry David would undoubtedly point out that by the 18th January, the statute of limitations has run out on the New Year).

I hope you are all looking forward to the start of teaching this week. We have a particularly great event to start the term off - Baroness Hale will be coming to speak to PolSoc on Thursday! This continues a trend of absolutely amazing events that the Society has been organising over the last year - looking forward to whatever else is in store. 

As always, if you have any events, publications or exciting news that you would like to share in the newsletter, please drop me an email!

I hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)


Human Rights in a World on the Move

Wednesday 20th January 4-5pm, Online

The next in the University’s series of Equality Matters Masterclasses features Emily E. Arnold-Fernández, lawyer, social entrepreneur, and CEO of Asylum Access. Arnold-Fernández will be addressing the shortcomings in the global human rights system and what is needed to help people access their rights and what stands in the way of these solutions. To find out more and to book, check out the event page

An Evening with Baroness Hale

Thursday 21st January 6:30-8pm, Zoom Webinar 

PolSoc’s first event of the new year will feature Baroness Hale. Hale has had an outstanding career as a judge, a career which culminated in her serving as President of the Supreme Court to the United Kingdom from 2017 until her retirement in 2020. This really is a fantastic guest to start the year off with so I hope you will be able to make it! Join on Zoom for the Webinar. 

Scholarship News

Laidlaw Scholarship

Deadline: 11pm on 1st February 2021

Every year the University of York provides 25 Laidlaw Scholarships for first-year students who are looking for the opportunity to deepen their engagement with their subject. The scholarship combines the opportunity for students to undertake a unique research project and an innovative and accredited leadership development programme. It is a brilliant chance to get research and leadership training and experience. If you are already interested, check out the Laidlaw Scholarship page. If you’re not yet convinced look out for more information about Laidlaw on the Department’s social media accounts in the coming days!