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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 […]

Creating connection when teaching online

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Dr Rachael Dickson, University of Birmingham The move to online teaching across higher education due to Coronavirus comes with many challenges. There are new platforms and technologies to master, changes to assessment and delivery methods, and how to keep the dog/cat/children from invading your camera space. One thing that is concerning many of us, is […]

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, […]

NORTIA Student Essay Competition: “50 years of European foreign policy cooperation”

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  Are you a Master student researching European foreign policy, European external relations or the EU´s role in the world?  Then we invite you to participate in this NORTIA essay competition We are inviting research essays by Master students, which add to our understanding of 50 years of European foreign policy cooperation: What are the […]

The Benefits of Research Cooperation | NORTIA Fellow Dorina Baltag

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Dr. Dorina Baltag visited Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) at Kent University during her NORTIA Residency in Autumn 2018. She is currently involved in teaching and coordinating courses in the European Studies Programme at Maastricht University. I applied for the NORTIA residency at Kent University (Brussels School of International Studies, BSIS) at the time […]

3rd European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, IR and European Studies

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How we teach and learn matters – for students, for society, for us By Silviu Piros & Heidi Maurer Between 31 May and 1 June 2018, over 70 teaching and learning enthusiasts from across Europe, the United States and China attended the 3rd Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations and European Studies (EuroTLC). […]

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