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Turning Students into Professionals

Turning Students into Professionals

The transition between university and professional life can be jarring. Ideals help students sail in the right direction in a turbulent professional world.

Student Feature – Advice on Writing an Essay

Student Feature – Advice on Writing an Essay

This guide is aimed at a beginner, typically a student embarking on their first year of university study. It may also be useful as a recap for more experienced students.

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

While pop culture is not without its problems, it offers differing, potentially more accessible insights on the international that are not found in standard IR textbooks.

What Counts for Important?

What Counts for Important?

Part of the job of an IR professor is to challenge the student to see that what happens in a distant land can have real implications for local politics too.

What Makes a Good IR Course?

What Makes a Good IR Course?

A focus on improving course quality is laudable but we first need to determine what makes a good course and ask the right questions to be able to measure and assess it.

What We Don’t Teach Students in IR – But Should

What We Don’t Teach Students in IR – But Should

The thing that separates the best students from struggling ones is not the commitment to studies nor the ability to understand concepts, but the level of academic skills.

Genuine Thinking and Public Outreach

Genuine Thinking and Public Outreach

Writing blog posts helps students to develop scientific-based arguments in plain English for ordinary readers and exercise various skills acquired during studies.

A Wake Up Call for International Relations?

A Wake Up Call for International Relations?

Should a university continue to ‘sell’ courses in an area that will produce no tangible employment prospects? Is this ethical? If so, that is the very definition of academic in its pejorative sense.

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