Politics Employability and Engagement through Outreach

This skills-based, employability-enhancing module enables Politics students to use their existing comprehension of politics to engage effectively with different lay audiences including, in particular, prospective employers and Sixth Form pupils participating in Lancaster University’s Politics/IR outreach, widening participation and recruitment programme. The practical nature of the sessions and the divergent nature of the assignments means that the module enhances the employability and CVs of students by providing unique and valuable experiences throughout the term. Students who produce exceptional presentations will have the opportunity to have their work included in Lancaster University’s Politics/IR online and outreach material, while authors of outstanding role play scenario outlines will have the opportunity to have their role plays used in our nationwide outreach programme, with a possibility of running the role play in schools themselves, interest and resources permitting.