G4S and the South African Prison System – Ruth Hopkins, Investigative Journalist

On Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 2pm – 4pm in B105 investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins will talk about her investigation into a South African prison run by British company G4S. Ruth uncovered widespread use of electroshocking, suspicious deaths, forced medication with anti-psychotic drugs and lengthy isolation of inmates at multinational security company G4S’ Bloemfontein prison. Major international news networks ran the story, a governmental investigation was announced and G4S saw its shares drop.

Parties Launch for Unexpected Elections

Later this month we have an unusual, and potentially defining, political event. In previous years, the five yearly European Elections have been low-key. Most parties have run campaigns about anything but Europe. In the run up to the elections Paula Keaveney, Programme Leader for Politics, will be looking at some of the communication issues surrounding the contest.

Academics present report to the European Parliament calling for action in Israel

Academics at Edge Hill University have presented a report to the European Parliament following three years of research into Israel’s use of administrative detention against Palestinians. As a result of their findings, Dr Triestino Mariniello and Dr Peter Langford have called for Israel to end administrative detention and for the International Criminal Court to launch […]

Thinking about studying Politics? – Free Workshop for 16 – 18 Year Old Students

The Political Studies Association (PSA) will be holding a series of Applying to Study Politics Workshops across the country over the coming months. This year’s North West workshop will be taking place at Edge Hill University. The event will enable students who will be applying for university in Autumn 2019/20 an opportunity to gain a better understanding about the reality of studying Politics at undergraduate level and its benefits.

Law, Criminology, Policing & Politics – Staff, Students & Graduates Summer Dinner

Friday, 3rd May 2019 from 19.00 until 00.00 in Sages, Edge Hill University – £22 (Price includes VAT).

Join us for a fantastic evening of food, wine and music in Sages, Edge Hill University. This will be our last opportunity to get together before the end of the academic year to celebrate all that we have achieved this year, and also hand over to our new society committees!