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UACES new Patrons

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We are delighted to welcome four new Honorary Patrons to UACES. Our Honorary Patrons support the Association by helping us promote the discipline of European Studies and Higher Education in general, attending UACES events and providing expertise and advice to the trustees when required.

UACES’s long-term partnership with POLITICO’s EU Studies & Career Fair

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For many years, UACES has attended the POLITICO’s EU Studies & Career Fair – a fair that brings together universities, students and professionals in the field of European Studies. We were lucky enough to attend several fairs along some of UACES group members and other universities and institutions.   The University of Bath, the University […]

Is this the end of the Year Abroad for UK Modern Languages students? Time is running out for Erasmus

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Six months ago back in early January, my fellow UACES Officers and I posted the message below on our website addressing our concerns about the prospects of the UK not remaining part of the Erasmus+ programme post Brexit:

Reflections on Teaching in UK Academia

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My academic career may have been entirely based in UK higher education institutions but I have had many different teaching jobs. Once in France in a class of sixty students, eighty percent of whom had no intention of learning the English I was teaching, a student set fire to her hat.

What No One Told You about Doing Fieldwork in Your Country of Origin

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By Olga Burlyuk Drawing on my 10+ years of experience in researching my home country while living and working abroad, this feature tells you what no methodology guide told you about doing fieldwork in your country of origin. Five sets of “issues” that may (and will) challenge you practically and emotionally come up: reverse culture shock, […]

Members News | Virtual Learning Environment on the EU

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How can a virtual learning environment fill the gap of knowledge on the European Union? UACES member Fabio Masini and Francesco Pigozzo introduce their free online educational platform arising from the AwarEU project.  The Virtual Learning Environment on the EU is the most important output of the Erasmus+ K3 project “European Awareness – AwarEU”, a […]

Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918–2018 | Event Report

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Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918-2018 northumbria university 1st-2nd november 2018 Report by Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University) On 1 and 2 November 2018, an interdisciplinary gathering of thirty delegates – writers and academics based in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and Germany – met at Northumbria University to explore the contributions to, and reflections […]

Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy | UACES Research Network News

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The newly established UACES Research Network (RN) on Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy (2018-2021) has made an auspicious start with events at three international interdisciplinary conferences over the summer of 2018. In June, network co-ordinators, Sara Drake and Melanie Smith (Cardiff), and network members, Esther Versluis (Maastricht) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht), made […]

UACES Chair’s Message — August 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London This is the full version of Helen’s final Chair’s Column for the UACES members’ newsletter, before she steps down after 6 years of service as UACES Chair.  What’s in a subject association?[1]  UACES is above all a membership organisation. We exist first and foremost to deliver benefit to our members, […]

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