Tag Archives: British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS)

Hull’s finest: Class of ’14

The graduation ceremony for Hull politics students took place last Wednesday.  The picture shows me with some of the British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) graduates.  The results were the best we have ever achieved. As there was not an … Continue reading

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I’m in a ‘selfie’

At the reception yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hull parliamentary placement scheme, a number of official photographs were taken.  Some British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) finalists decided that, if it was good enough for Barack Obama, … Continue reading

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Highlights of the week

I am conscious I have not posted anything recently.  It has been a busy week.  Among the highlights were: * Attending the Speaker’s Lecture on Monday, when John Redwood MP spoke on ‘Parliament and economic policy’, arguing that Parliament was … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of parliamentary placements

I have previously blogged about this year constituting the 25th anniversary of the Hull University parliamentary placement scheme.  Last night, we held a reception in the River Room of the House of Lords to celebrate the anniversary.  There was a … Continue reading

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A quarter century of parliamentary placements

This semester marks the 25th anniversary of Hull Politics Department’s parliamentary placement scheme.  I placed three students at Westminster in 1988-89 as part of our new degree in Politics and Legislative Studies, subsequently British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS).  The numbers … Continue reading

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Travelling closer to home

It has been a busy week, which is why blogging has been light.  This evening, the House is siting late – it is now gone 11.00 p.m. and we have had five votes during the course of the evening (the … Continue reading

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The celebratory gathering

Here is a picture taken at last Friday’s reception to mark my thirty-five years in the Politics Department at Hull.   I am surrounded by a fine body of students - British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) finalists.  It was a very jolly … Continue reading

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