Surrey Politics on the Web: A Guide for New Students

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!