Tag Archives: British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS)

Hull’s finest – Class of ’98

I have been sorting through some of the paperwork that has accumulated over some years – several boxes still to go – and in the course of doing so discovered some old attendance registers, including for the class of ’98.  This coincided … Continue reading

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Hull’s finest in both Houses…

The House of Lords today saw the introduction of Kevin Shinkwin, now Lord Shinkwin (pictured right), who graduated in British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) just over twenty years ago.  He is the first BPLS graduate to be ennobled, though … Continue reading

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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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