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PIR staff teach top pupils

PIR Staff & The Sutton Trust Summer School


Four members of PIR  – Elizabeth Bomberg, James Mitchell, Claire Duncanson and Carmen Gebhard  - together taught a bright group of 15-16 year olds as part of the Sutton Trust Summer school. The Trust targets top performing high school pupils from non-privileged backgrounds who are contemplating university study.  Organised around the theme of politics and power, the PIR sessions covered global security, Scottish independence, environmental debates and reproductive rights.  The sessions mixed lecture, group work, discussion, textual analysis and role play and were designed to give the pupils  a taste of university study in Politics and IR.  PIR staff  hope to see at least some of these bright school pupils in our Year 1 PIR courses in years ahead.