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Week 9: Learning Community Newsletter

Posted on 21 November 2022

All the latest from the department

We've made it to the last full teaching week of term. Well done everybody! I hope you have enjoyed this term's classes and are looking forward to the winter break. Before you go here are some of the community events that are on this week.

The Department Coffee Morning will be on Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am in Politics Reception as usual. It has been great to get to know so many of you after the past term and I look forward to meeting more of you each week.

Finally, we are still looking for feedback on our feedback! With a chance to win some Amazon vouchers. If you have received feedback on your work (summative or formative, this year or before) we are running a survey for feedback on our feedback!

John Evemy (Learning Community Officer)


Civil Service Fast Stream – Careers in Policy Online Panel and Q&A

Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 16:00 - 17:00, Online

The policy panel event will provide an opportunity for students to find out about what policy-making in the Civil Service involves, what policy roles are like and the different potential routes into policy.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A and an interactive policy-making activity. The session will be presented by Emma Macrae and Nazenin Kucukcan, who are second-year Civil Service Fast Streamers currently working at the Department for Work and Pensions. Book into the event on Handshake

Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? Documentary screening and panel discussion

Tuesday 22nd November, 16.15-17.45,

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

‘Biomass’ energy production is at the heart of many countries’ climate change strategies and, 20 miles south of York, Drax Power station is the largest biomass power plant in the world. The Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion will reflect on the place of biomass within climate change plans, and explore policies and priorities for sustainable energy transition.

Panel featuring Karen Parkhill (Environment and Geography), Merry Dickinson (Biofuel Watch) & Molly Jones (Axe Drax campaign), Chaired by Liam Clegg (Politics)

Pol Soc: the gendered effect of the housing crisis

Wednesday 23 November. 18:30, P/L/001

Pol Soc is hosting a talk from IDAS about the gendered effect of the housing crisis. IDAS a charity that supports people effected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in the North of England so trigger warnings for references to these issues apply.