School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

We're a welcoming community that spans many fields, from broadcast journalism to philosophy, public policy and translation studies. But what brings us all together?

We help you think more broadly. We push you beyond your specialist subject, with interdisciplinary research and flexible modules. You'll get a more rounded view of the world, in which language and communication, culture, philosophy and politics blend and interlink.

We help you think more clearly. You'll quickly start shaping your future beyond graduation, exploring internship opportunities, and overseas study. You'll build your employment portfolio, and tap into placements with, among others, NGOs and MPs.

We help you think more deeply. Together, we'll explore global and local questions of society, morality, and cultural politics. And you'll be guided by researchers who are experts in their fields.

 

 

Research

School of Politics Philosophy Language and Communication Studies

  News
Broadcast House desks
05 Nov 2021

Lights, camera, action! New broadcasting studio opens its doors

This week saw the grand opening of UEA’s new studio in Broadcast House, the new home for Broadcast Journalism and Media students at the University.

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  News
08 Jul 2021

Broadcast Journalism Degree achieves industry recognition

The University’s new undergraduate degree course, Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism BA, has been awarded professional accreditation by the Broadcast Journalism...

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  News
24 Jun 2021

EU countries relaxed about more distant relationship with UK new academic report finds

The future relationship with the UK is far from the top of the political agenda in EU states a new report from academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe finds.

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  News
05 May 2021

UEA collaborative project to improve global electoral integrity

A University of East Anglia (UEA) researcher will jointly lead a project to improve elections around the world, thanks to a grant of nearly $193,000CAN.

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Event

Discover Japan

  • Feb 26, 2022 10:00AM
  • The Forum
  • Cultural Activities & displaying students' works
  • Free

'Discover Japan' is coming to the Forum! Take part in various intercultural activities, including a Japanese language taster, origami, Japanese calligraphy and many more! The event is free and there is no need to book.
 

Event

Discover Japan Screening: Tokyo Story

  • Nov 28, 2021 13:00PM
  • Cinema City, Norwich
  • Film Screening
  • Free, or price of a ticket from Cinema City

Discover Japan at UEA welcome you to join the “Japan on Film” season by Picture House (Cinema City, Norwich). To book FREE tickets for your school, please complete the booking form. Please note that free tickets are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis. Tickets may also be available to buy from Cinema City directly.

Event

Discover Japan Screening: Throne of Blood

  • Nov 21, 2021 13:30PM
  • Cinema City, Norwich
  • Film Screening
  • Free, or price of a ticket from Cinema City

Discover Japan at UEA welcome you to join the “Japan on Film” season by Picture House (Cinema City, Norwich). To book FREE tickets for your school, please complete the booking form. Please note that free tickets are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis. Tickets may also be available to buy from Cinema City directly.

Event

Discover Japan Screening: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice

  • Nov 14, 2021 17:00PM
  • Cinema City, Norwich
  • Film Screening
  • Free, or price of ticket from Cinema City

Discover Japan at UEA welcome you to join the “Japan on Film” season by Picture House (Cinema City, Norwich). To book FREE tickets for your school, please complete the booking form. Please note that free tickets are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis. Tickets may also be available to buy from Cinema City directly.

Event

Beyond the Blockade – Education in Cuba

  • Nov 16, 2021 19:30PM
  • Arts 01.01, UEA
  • Seminar
  • Free

Beyond the blockade is a book based on the experiences of teachers participating in National Education Union delegations to Cuba. Two Norfolk-based teachers who contributed to the book will discuss their experiences in Cuba. With Chris Smith and Gawain Little Organised by PPL and Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

Event

Christmas lectures for children: I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

  • Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM
  • Lecture Theatre 1, UEA
  • Lecture
  • Free

Bring the whole family for two lectures on climate action with a festive feel! UEA's annual Christmas lectures for children are aimed at children ages 7-12, but are suitable for all.

You don’t have to be a superhero to save the world: activism that works
Kids today don’t have it easy. Climate change, coronavirus, parents that won’t let you watch TV endlessly, and don’t get us started on that homework nonsense you get from schools. So how would you like to make things a bit better? In this lecture, Dr Ben Little will explain that being a superhero is not the only way to make a difference, instead with cunning tactics and crazy examples – with at least one involving poo – he’ll teach you how to band together to stop bad guys doing terrible things to the planet, the people around you and maybe even to your schools. We won’t help with your parents though – they’re right: too much YouTube turns your brain to jelly.

The long journey: how stuff becomes rubbish
Books, clothes, food wrappers, furniture, shoes… every day, we use a mountain of stuff! But where does our stuff come from? What happens to it when we don’t want it anymore? Does all stuff get recycled? How could our stuff end up in a turtle’s nose? And what can we do about it? These are some questions that we will look at in this trash-tastic lecture on how our things go from produced, to cherished belonging, to waste. Find out who produces the vast range of stuff that we use in our daily lives, and what happens when we don’t want it anymore. Join Sara Skarp as she takes you on a journey into the long, wondrous and hidden life of rubbish.

UEA's Christmas lectures for children are recorded and hosted on the UEA Public Engagement and Events YouTube channel.