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Tavistock Times

The Tavistock Times is the newsletter for the UCL Department of Political Science.  The newsletter will be published three times during the academic year in the months of September, January and April.

Ideas for future articles should be sent to Helen Holt at h.holt@ucl.ac.uk.

Contributions from past students are especially welcome keeping the Department up to date on their progress since leaving UCL.

Tavistock Times Jan 2014
January 2014

The new academic year started well for SPP with the opening of the extension at 31 Tavistock Square and the arrival of over 400 master students, across our 8 Masters programmes and 35 affiliates at UG in September. As in previous years, the student body is highly internationalised and this has created a real buzz in both classroom debates and question time at the Thursday night ‘Policy and Practice’ seminar. Download (PDF/1.2MB)

Tavistock Times Sept 2013
September 2013

As the year begins, we hope to welcome over 400 masters students from around the world onto our existing masters programmes. We intend to launch a new Institute of Global Governance with a number of high profile events on global institutions, Sustainability, Economics and Equality and Justice throughout the year. The new joint executive MPA degree with NYU launched in New York with a keynote lecture from Gordon Brown on the 23rd of September 2013. Download (PDF/1MB)

April 2013
April 2013

I am always struck by how much seems to go on in and around the Department. There has been a vibrant ‘Policy in Practice’ seminar series, alumni and career events, department open days, academic roundtables, visits to international organisations and national government bodies, leading academic speakers, in addition to all the classes and IPAS led events. There really is something on every day. Download (PDF/970kb)

Tavistock Times - Jan 2013
January 2013

As I write this introduction at the start of December, I am struck by what a great success the first term has been. In September, we welcomed 400 Masters Students, 7 PhD students, 3 new members of faculty and 2 new visiting distinguished professors. Download (PDF/900kb)

Sept 2012
September 2012

As we approach another academic year, I am happy to report that the Department continues to go from strength to strength. The faculty and international standing of the Department continues to grow with the recruitment of three new world class faculty and appointment of two eminent honorary visiting professors in Lord O’Donnell and Sir John Gieve. Download (1.3Mb)

Tavistock Times April 2012
April 2012

Growth and change have been the recurring themes of the Tavistock Times in recent years. Student numbers have grown from 30 students in 2001 to 380 in 2012 and full time faculty has grown from 3 to 24 in the same period. However, the school is not standing still and we have recently interviewed for six new appointments in International Relations, International Political Economy, Public Management, Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Political Theory. Download (917kb)

SPP Newsletter Jan 2012
January 2012

The new academic year started with the arrival of 380 masters students, 11 PhDs and as reported in the last newsletter 5 new lecturers and professors. Building on this success, in the coming year, we have plans to recruit an additional 5 new lecturers in a variety of fields of International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, and Political Theory. This growth and new hires should allow us to offer students an ever more varied programme of courses and related events and make us even more competitive with our rival departments in the UK and abroad. Download (817kb)

Tavistock Times Sept 2011
September 2011

As we come to the end of another academic year and approach the start of another, I am happy to report that the School of Public Policy continues to go from strength to strength. Approximately 400 master students across our eight programmes will graduate this year and over ten PhDs will have been defended. Download (852kb)

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29/30 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9QU.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4999 (Reception),
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 4969,
Email: spp@ucl.ac.uk

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