Aberystwyth Module Recognised by International Studies Association

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Aberystwyth University's use of topical news stories to teach international politics has been recognised by the British International Studies Association.

The teaching module dubbed "Behind the Headlines" has been awarded the Association's Excellences in Teaching International Studies Prize for 2019.

The module was created to encourage the curiosity of first-year students and featured contributions by guest speakers such as BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen.

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of the Department of International Politics, said; "This is excellent news and our warmest congratulations to Alexandros and Jenny on their success. As the first Department in the world dedicated to the study of international relations we take great pride in the excellence of teaching here, and it is entirely fitting that their hard work and innovative use of the current affairs news agenda to enrich the learning experience of our students has been recognised by the British International Studies Association, and particularly as we celebrate our centenary."

The module was also a winner of Aberystwyth University's Exemplary Course Award in 2019.


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