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PAIS awarded Athena Swan Silver

The Department of Politics and International Studies has achieved the Athena Swan Silver award, a prestigious UK charter mark that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education. This is an important acknowledgement of the ongoing dedication and progress of the department in promoting gender equality for staff and students.


Wed 27 Mar 2024, 09:37 | Tags: Staff PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate

NSS 2024: Now Open for PAIS Finalists

The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the PAIS department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the three or four years you have spent with us, in PAIS.


Tue 06 Feb 2024, 12:14 | Tags: Staff Undergraduate

NSS 2023: PAIS top among Russell Group peers for student voice for the 7th year in a row

NSS picture with the text The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is thrilled to announce that, for the third consecutive year, we are placed 1st or 2nd in ALL categories, among Russell Group Politics Departments, in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Wed 06 Sep 2023, 13:35 | Tags: PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate

PAIS: Rises to 2nd in Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick has moved up to joint 2nd place out of 79 UK Politics Departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. This prestigious league table continues to place us 1st in the Russell Group for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’.

Tue 27 Sep 2022, 09:34 | Tags: PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate

VUB and University of Warwick research wins Frank Cass Prize for best article of 2023

A team of political scientists from VUB and the University of Warwick has won the Frank Cass Prize for the best article of 2023. Kamil Bernaerts, affiliated both with the Department of Political Science of the VUB and of the University of Warwick wrote the article “Institutional design and polarization. Do consensus democracies fare better in fighting polarization than majoritarian democracies?” together with Benjamin Blanckaert (VUB) and Didier Caluwaerts (VUB). The article was published in the leading journal Democratization and has made an important contribution to understanding democratisation and political polarisation.

Tue 23 Apr 2024, 09:12 | Tags: Impact PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate Research

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