Teaching students applied politics

More than ever universities and students are framing their degrees in terms of future prospects rather than present knowledge. This partly explains a renewed interest in teaching applied politics on degree programmes. But applied politics needs to be taught in a deeper and more critical way than simply focusing on employability allows. Read more

The research-teaching nexus in Politics & IR

Many universities talk about research-teaching links in their promotional offerings to prospective students but to what extent do they deliver when students are at university? How can we in Politics/IR make undergraduate students see the link between teaching and research? What strategies are employed by colleagues to promote these links?  Volha Piotukh and Simon Lightfoot discuss the findings of their research into these questions. Read more