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PSA Cardiff Applying to Study Politics Workshop

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Cardiff University

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CF10 3XQ

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For the sixth consecutive year The Political Studies Association (PSA) will be holding a series of Applying to Study Politics Workshops across the country over the coming months. These events enable students who will be applying for university for entry in 2018 an opportunity to gain a better understanding about the realities of studying Politics at undergraduate level and its benefits.

This workshop at Cardiff University will have a more interactive focus than our normal programme. As well as the usual workshops on the application process and what life as a Politics student is like, the day will also enable students to take part.

The workshop takes place through talks on the discipline of Politics, admissions and career options; and experiences of current Politics students. It will also feature a role-play exercise on political decision-making and student funding.

Who should pay for a university education? The power of the student vote

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9.30 - What is Politics?: Welcome and Introduction

9.40 - Overview: Education Policy in Wales and the Student Vote at the 2017 General Election
10.00 - The Difficulties of Policy Making: a Practitioners View (by Welsh politician TBC )
10.30 - Break
10.45 - Breakout Sessions on Policy Development
12.00 - Lunch
13.00 - Review of Group Work
13.30 - Applying to University by an Admissions Tutor

14.05 - Break

14.15 - Life as a Politics Student with Current Undergraduate Students
14.45 - Q & A
15.00 - End


This workshop is free and and attendees are provided with lunch.

There are limited places available for the workshops and they are allocated on a first come first served basis.

This talk is only open to school students and their teachers.

For further information please contact Josh Niderost via: josh.niderost@psa.ac.uk.

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