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Aston talks politics

21 December 2006 – for immediate release

Sixth form students from around the Midlands recently visited Aston University to attend its first annual Politics and International Relations Sixth Form Conference.

66 students were accompanied by their teachers to the conference, which was administered by academics in the University’s School of Languages & Social Sciences.

A wide range of topical issues were discussed at the afternoon event, including regionalism in the UK, the rejection of the European Union’s Constitutional Treaty by France and the Netherlands, and the crisis in Iraq seen through the prism of ‘Just War’ Theory.

The conference provided an enjoyable and informative session for students which was structured to complement their current sixth form studies and stimulate political thought.

The event received positive feedback from participants, with Dr J�rg Mathias, Lecturer in European Studies, stating that: ‘The Politics and International Relations Sixth Form Conference was a great success. Students enjoyed an interesting and informative afternoon and gained an insight into Higher Education at work. The event was particularly useful for those interested in enrolling in a Politics, International Relations or European Studies degree programme.’

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