Welcome to the School of Politics. We hope you find your studies to be enthralling over the coming three or four years. This, of course, includes lectures, seminars, and engaging with Module Leaders during their office hours, as well as spending a lot of time in the library reading books and journal articles. Increasingly, engaging with online resources also enriches your degrees. Alongside excellent sources such as SurreyLearn and the University Library’s electronic resources, the School of Politics has a significant Web presence.
To start with, we recommend you engage with your lecturers, fellow students, and other ‘politics people’ on Twitter. School of Politics staff on Twitter include:
Dr Holland: @DrJackHolland – US and UK foreign policy
Dr Usherwood: @Usherwood – Europe and Euroscepticism
Dr Guerrina: @RGuerrina – Gender and foreign policy
Sir Michael Aaronson: @Aaronson – Intervention
Dr David: @MaxineDavid – Russia, foreign policy and intervention
Dr Chappell: @LauraCChappell – Germany, Poland, and Defence
Dr Exadaktylos: @EUforeignpolicy – Europe, Greece, and the financial crisis
Dr Thompson: @LouiseVThompson – British politics
Professor Warleigh-Lack: @AlexEUprof – All things Europe
Professor Breen-Smyth: @MBreenSmyth1 – intervention, Ireland, Palestine
Professor Olssen: @Mark Olssen – Political Theory
Katharine Wright: @KAMWright – Gender, security
Ciarain Gillespie: @CiaranGillespie – Intervention
Samantha Cooke: @Cooke_Samantha – Gender, Middle East
Annie Waqar: @Annie_Waqar – Nuclear weapons, South Asia
Nearly all staff also contribute to the School’s three blogs:
Our School blog: Politics @ Surrey. We tweet from @SurreyPolitics
Our recently launched blog on Europe, from CRonEM: Speaking trEUth to power.
And, on all things intervention, our Centre for international intervention blog. We tweet from @Cii_Surrey
Throughout the year we will write and tweet on current affairs, so follow us on Twitter and keep an eye on our blogs!