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PSA Edinburgh Applying to Study Politics

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, including at the University of Edinburgh next week (27 June).

 These events enable students who will be applying for university in Autumn 2017 an opportunity to gain a better understanding about the realities of studying Politics at undergraduate level and its benefits.

This takes place through a series of talks including an academic lecture; one on admissions and career options; and a talk by current students. Professor Henderson's lecture will be on the contemporary Scottish political scene. 

The Edinburgh event will be held at the University of Edinbugh. 


11.00 – 11.15 Arrival and Registration

11.15 – 11.20 Welcome and Introduction (Josh Niderost, PSA)

11.20 – 12.00 Session 1: Applying to Study Politics at a Scottish University (Edinburgh Uni Admissions)

12.00 – 13.00 Session 2: Politics Lecture (Professor Ailsa Henderson, Edinburgh University)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (Sandwich Lunch provided)

14.00 – 14.30 Session 3: Practitioners’ Talk (Liz Smith, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife) 

14.30 – 15.00 Session 4: What to Expect When You Get to University (Talk by current Politics students)

15.00 Thanks & Close 

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 see the bookings page or contact Josh Niderost via:

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