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Politics and International Relations undergraduates attend study weekend in Wales

Politics and International Relations 8 December 2015

Politics and International Relations students

First-year undergraduates from the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) participated in an away weekend at Caer Llan, Wales, from 13-15 November 2015. The theme of the study weekend was ‘Reflecting on Crisis’.

27 DPIR students joined academic staff Daniel Conway, Hannah Cross, Matt Fluck and Suzy Robson at a remote and very beautiful guest house in Monmouth, Wales for the study weekend. Activities included a politics quiz, a poetry contest, a crisis game based on South Africa’s transition from apartheid, a viewing and discussion of the film Timbuktu, and an analysis of the Sunday papers. Although it was a wet, windy weekend, many participated in a country walk, and wound down in the evenings around the log fire and piano. The owner of Caer Llan commented that the students were lovely guests, and passed on his best wishes and thanks to them.

The Head of DPIR, Dibyesh Anand said: “We are committed to supporting diverse activities that enhance students’ understanding of the world. The away weekend is a unique opportunity for students and staff to interact and form a community.”

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