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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). […]

The Next Generation of European Studies | UACES Graduate Forum

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Dr Anna Wambach is the outgoing Chair of the UACES Graduate Forum, the international network of PhD and early-career European Studies scholars. Here, she reflects on how the Graduate Forum fosters collaboration, collegiality and interdisciplinarity in European Studies, and what she’s gained from being on the Committee.  In November 2014, I first stood for election to the UACES Student […]

A Re-Nationalisation and De-Europeanisation of EU foreign policy? | 1st NORTIA Conference

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Paula Lamoso (Autonomous University Madrid) This report was originally published on the NORTIA website NORTIA celebrated its First Network Conference at IBEI Barcelona (hosted by Dr Robert Kissack and his team) during 6-8 June 2018. It was my first time participating in a NORTIA event, and the assessment cannot be better.  We enjoyed three days of colloquium about teaching […]

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, […]

Europe at a Crossroads | UACES Graduate Forum* Conference 2017

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*Formerly known as the UACES Student Forum “A fascinating and challenging debate” – Chi Onwurah MP On 3-4 July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to hear and discuss each other’s work on the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, […]

TEF – what is it, where did it come from and how it might develop?

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In the past 18 months a new acronym has been added to the higher education landscape in the UK – TEF. The TEF is the Teaching Excellence Framework, introduced by the UK Government in 2015 to “recognise and reward excellence teaching” and to balance the incentives offered to universities through the longstanding Research Excellence Framework. […]

Teaching with Twitter

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How can Twitter be integrated into teaching and learning European Studies? What are the pitfalls and challenges faced when using this medium? Here, Egle Dagilyte, shares advice and tips from UACES social media academic enthusiasts.

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