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Standing Still to Move Forward? Reflections on a Decade at UACES

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A few months ago, I was having a WhatsApp chat with my 3 best friends. They are all incredibly talented women – one is a partner in a law firm, another an award-winning science journalist and author, another a charity policy director. Intimidating or what? The conversation was about the organisations they’ve worked for and the value of moving between different companies. One of my friends said ‘[it’s] amazing how easily you can think your organisation’s way of doing something is the best or most productive until you experience different workplaces’.

UACES Chair’s Message — May 2020

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Dear UACES colleague, I hope you and your friends and family are well during these troubling and uncertain times. It has been great to see that the UACES community has remained as vibrant and supportive as ever online and on Social Media as colleagues have adapted to the realities of teaching, researching and staying in […]

UACES #MidweekMeetup – How to look after your mental health while working from home

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To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we at UACES wanted to bring our community together. And we went the same way everyone is going right now: online. The second virtual coffee meeting encouraged our community to talk about their mental health and how to look after it while working from home. Different perspectives were […]

UACES #MidweekMeetup – Online teaching and learning

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To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we at UACES wanted to bring our community together. And we went the same way everyone is going right now: online. We created virtual coffee meetings to offer our community a space in which everyone can exchange experiences and ideas relating to a topic. We kicked-off with online […]

UACES Chair’s Message — February 2020

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Dear UACES colleague, This is my first column as Chair since the UK’s departure from the EU. I am sure for many of you, particularly those based in the UK, this was a day of reflection and contemplation. My sentiments on the day were of sadness as I considered what the UK’s exit meant to […]

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, […]

UACES Chair’s Message — December 2019

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It has been another busy few months for UACES. At UACES 2019 in Lisbon, we welcomed over 450 delegates to the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Law. I would like to thank the organisers and everyone at the UACES office and on the Committee, for ensuring that the conference ran […]

Researching EU counter-terrorism policy post-2015 | Christine Andreeva, UACES Scholar 2019

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UACES Scholar 2019, Christine Andreeva (Dublin City University), visited a range of European capitals to conduct PhD fieldwork. Here, she reports on her experience. 

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