General Election 2015: Issues and Challenges

The University of East Anglia would like to invite Year 12 students to a special event on the General Election. The event will be hosted by our School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies and will provide students the opportunity to explore key issues of British democracy with politicians and experts in the field of politics.

In 2015 Britain will vote for a new government. After the financial crisis of 2007–08 (the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s) new political challenges have emerged for Great Britain. The School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia invites pupils to explore some of these challenges with academic experts working on British and international politics. Starting with the fundamental question of ‘why vote?', the sessions will explore issues and challenges particular to the 2015 election:

  • What do new forms of political campaigning suggest for the state of British democracy?
  • How is the economic policy debate shaped before the election?
  • Can we forecast the election results?
  • What is the role of nationalism and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in this election?
  • How is the relationship between UK and EU going to influence the results of the general election?

The event is free to attend but must be pre-booked.

Essential Information

Date and time: 12 March 2015, 9.30am – 3.00pm

Venue: The University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Event Coordinator: Dr Marina Prentoulis

To book: please email Hum.Outreach@uea.ac.uk for further information or to book places.

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