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Welcome from the Department of Politics

There’s never been a better time to study politics. We will be debating the great challenges of our time – not just in the classroom but also at public events with leading experts. For example,

• If you are wondering about the global effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Politics at Liverpool can help you piece together an understanding of international security, international relations, and the global political economy.
• If you are curious about the future of the health system after the pandemic, the choices ahead of the UK post-Brexit, or the challenges of economic management in an age of global crises, you can study how public policy choices are made in national and international contexts.
• If you’re concerned by ethical and moral questions in contemporary society, you can study modules in political theory, multiculturalism, and feminist approaches.
• If you’re rallying against injustice, you can study modules such as the politics of race and marginalization in Liverpool – a city dealing with its own history and future vision.
• If you’re interested the outcomes of elections and referendums, or concerned about climate debates, the media environment, the use of populism, rhetorical devices in parliament or campaigns, you’ll find many modules to choose from.
• And if you want to translate your study of politics into practice we offer the chance to produce your own weekly radio show or to gain on-the-job experience in through placements in parliament or with leading employers in the Northwest.

These are just a few of the areas that your study of Politics might take. These are challenging times but together we can meet the challenge and make this the most exciting time to be starting a degree in politics.

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The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute

Based at the University of Liverpool, the institute is a focal point for all China-related activity in Merseyside, working closely with schools and colleges, local businesses, community groups and individuals to promote Chinese language and culture. Visit the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute website.

Confucius Institute Welcome Week Events

The Confucius Institute is hosting a wide-range of Welcome Week events, open to all students:

Tuesday 19 September

Meet the teams fair
University Square

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Wednesday 20 September

Mandarin Language and Calligraphy Taster
11am-12pm Mandarin taster
1-3pm Calligraphy taster
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Thursday 21 September

Chinese crafts
11am-12pm Paper cutting
1pm-3pm Wood printing

LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Friday 22 September

Calligraphy, paper cutting, wood printing and music
The Guild 

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Chinese music at the societies fair
The Guild


Open Languages at The University of Liverpool

Our Open Languages programme follows a blended learning approach, with weekly on-campus teaching, supported by additional learning materials in CANVAS, our virtual learning environment. Using CANVAS as a key part of our programme allows us to be flexible and makes use of the latest technology-enhanced learning styles.

Open Languages extracurricular modules are not credit-bearing, but do include regular (optional) assessment and feedback opportunities to allow students and tutors to measure and discuss progress. There are usually 11 weeks of teaching followed by the optional final assessment in the 12th week. The fee for the assessment is incorporated in the cost of the course which is the same whether you choose to take the assessment or not. Students who attend 70+% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Engagement. Additionally, current UoL undergraduates can request to have their Open Languages course recorded in their HEAR if they also sit the optional assessment, please email openlang@liverpool.ac.uk to enquire at the end of your course.