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Liberal Arts Contributes to the Sutton Trust Summer School

In the first week in August 2018 Liberal Arts was delighted to work with History, Classics and French to deliver the historical and cultural studies stream of Warwick’s Sutton Trust Summer School programme. The Sutton Trust is a foundation which works to combat educational inequality, and their funded summer schools offer young people the opportunity to experience university life.

The week’s theme was ‘Objects with Agency’ and workshops covered a diverse range of topics such as the circulation of power in ancient coins and currency, sacred medieval relics, a museum of the NHS, rap music and brand identity, posters and virtual realities, and much more! A highlight of the week was the group visit to the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, where we critically explored how history is interpreted, collected, displayed and told. We were really impressed with the enthusiasm, energy and insight of all the students involved, and are already looking forward to next year! Dr Bryan Brazeau and Dr Kirsten Harris have also enjoyed contributing to the Experience Warwick Year 10 and 12 Summer Schools.

Thu 23 August 2018, 09:09

Volunteers from Liberal Arts Join Warwick in Africa

Volunteers from Liberal Arts are joining Warwick in Africa over the summer months, a programme which works in partnership with African schools to support educational development. First year student Marco Casanova will work as a Volunteer Teacher in Agona East, Ghana, assisting teachers by delivering high-impact lessons and extra-curricular activities. He is pictured here [right] with Ghanaian teacher Kingsley Amesedzi, one of a growing network of Lead Teachers in our partner schools.

marco casanova africa

Dr Kirsten Harris is collaborating with South African Lead Teachers Thandi Ntsoele and Anthony Mkhabele [pictured below] to deliver a professional development workshop for English teachers in the Soweto area. More details about Warwick in Africa, including information about how to support the programme, can be found on its web page.

kirsten harris africa

Mon 25 June 2018, 14:40 | Tags: liberal arts

Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds. Dr T Burnett comments.

Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to new research published today.

Researchers at UEA, Bangor University, and the Universities of Warwick and Otago conducted an analysis differentiating between detection and deterrence of financial misconduct during the period 2002-2016.

Since the crisis of 2007, there has been increased awareness of the risks posed by the conduct of financial institutions and their employees. More incidents of financial misconduct have been investigated, with regulators applying increasingly large fines and demanding the repayment of profits.

However, it remains uncertain if these regulatory changes have limited how much financial misconduct occurs and so this study examined whether regulators have improved their capacity to detect or deter financial misconduct since the end of the crisis in 2010.

Thu 24 May 2018, 10:01 | Tags: liberal arts

Dr Bryan Brazeau awarded Erasmus+ Organisational Support Grant

Dr. Bryan Brazeau has been awarded an Erasmus+ Organisational Support grant to explore potential partnerships at the Università degli Studi di Padova, particularly around the themes of sustainability and sustainable development in the Veneto region.


Mon 21 May 2018, 10:31 | Tags: liberal arts

Dr Bryan Brazeau participating in Warwick-Warburg Doctoral Training Program

Dr. Bryan Brazeau will be participating in the Warwick-Warburg Doctoral Training Program on Thursday, 17 May. He will be giving a talk on ‘Social Media, Digital Networking, and Scholarly Communication’ at the Warburg institute in London covering topics such as the effective use of Twitter (scholarly communication, live-tweeting conferences, harvesting Twitter data) and the benefits and pitfalls of using a for-profit platform, such as for promoting publications.


Wed 16 May 2018, 13:54 | Tags: liberal arts

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