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Book about the Rwandan genocide - phenomenal

Mar
26

I've just finished 'We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families' by Philip Gourevitch, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

He wasn't in Rwanda while the initial killings took place, but travelled extensively around Rwanda and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1995 to 1998, speaking to everyone - Tutsi survivors, the new government, Hutu ex-leaders in exile, and people who took part in the killings.

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Pretty boxes full of prizes

Mar
26

Eagle-eyed investigative reporters may have noticed a pair of cute little cardboard boxes lying around the newsroom. They contain promotional board games and, more importantly, the entry criteria for the 2009 Guardian Student Media Awards. These are prestigious prizes.

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European Elections

Mar
26

The student society in Politics has organised various events in connection with the European Elections. The details are below - but also (following up the lectures on political participation and Europe) there is the link for anyone who still needs to register in order to vote on June 4th. It is very straight forward and I hope you will all exercise your democratic duty!!

 

Dear all,

 

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Online assignment briefing

Mar
26

The briefing for the online assignment is now published here. The deadline is 1pm, Thursday 9 April.

Please do come and talk to me about the story you plan to do, and I'll be happy to give you some guidance. We'll run through the Vuvox technicalities on  Thursday next week.

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Online Module Registration

Mar
26

Dear Students

 

Please ensure that you register on line for your second stage modules.  To do this log on to the Student Data System - Registration - Module Registration.  Read through and make sure all the details are correct and then Confirm.

You need to do this before the end of term.

Posted By Anastasia Bakowski read more

Local Government lecture; Friday March 27

Mar
25

Friday's local government session will be in Medway building room M2-29, starting at 1pm. Look forward to seeing you there. Paul

Posted By Paul Francis read more

Xuqu’liilx’aax’ch’kk’sh

Mar
24

Xuqu’liilx’aax’ch’kk’sh. Gibberish? To us perhaps, but not to many hundreds of Eyak speakers in Alaska over the last thousand years. 89 year old Marie Smith Jones, the last native Eyak speaker died just over a year ago, but now, hundreds of people are trying to revive this tribal language.

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South Africa beat England to IPL matches

Mar
24

After the hype and commotion surrounding the inaugural Indian Premier League last year, the cricket did not fail to live up to expectations. Over 200 million people watched the tournament in India alone. A year on and the spectacle was all set to be even more exciting, greater sums of money being thrown about and bigger crowds swarming to all the grounds in the sub-continent.

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England women beat the World

Mar
24

On Saturday night England women’s cricket team managed to do another thing which their male counterparts have failed to achieve by winning the ICC Women’s World Cup in a nail-biting victory over New Zealand at the North Sydney Oval.

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NCTJ Politics sessions

Mar
19

If you look under the module notes for the NCTJ I have now set out the timetable for the remaining politics sessions this term - including the extra lecture on the NHS. I have outlined which areas of the syllabus we will cover and the timing for the mock exam which is now on April 1st. Let me know if you have any queries. Meanwhile as I already said the best revision is to read serious newspapers and listen to the Today programme....

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