School of Language,
Social and Political Sciences

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Our school encompasses the disciplines of: Anthropology, Diplomacy and International Relations, European and European Union Studies, Global, Cultural and Language Studies, Human Services, International Law and Politics, Journalism, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology. Here you will find some links to useful resources and information.

UC Connect: The future of tertiary education

24 March 2016 What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution? (read article)

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Announcements and Events

Criminal fascists, weak states and global capitalism: reading Badiou on the Paris massacres

Room 208 Macmillan Brown Building, 11/3/2016 11:00 AM Free 


Demonstration Lesson and Special Seminar on Japanese Language Teaching

Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, 20/3/2016 10:30 AM Free

Understanding the politics of recovery in post-earthquake Christchurch

Room 208, Level 2, 22/3/2016 11:30 AM Free

UC Connect: The global refugee crisis and New Zealand’s role

Lecture Theatre, 23/3/2016 7:00 PM Free 


UC EU Studies Students Take Part in Workshop in Thailand

19 February 2016: The workshop “2016 European Union Studies Centres in Asia-Pacific Graduate Students Research Workshop” at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand from January 20 – 22 was an opportunity for graduate students from all over the Asia-Pacific region to present their research and to network. Read more...

Martin Holland Attends EU Studies Fair in Brussels

19 February 2016: Professor Martin Holland and two former PhD students attended the biggest educational and networking event (EU Studies Fair) in the world focused on EU Studies on 5 and 6 February in Brussels. Read more...

Visually Framing Press Freedom

19 February 2016: Associate Professor Linda Jean Kenix was recently informed that an article she wrote with Dr Kristin Gustafson from the University of Washington was accepted for publication in Visual Communication Quarterly. Read more...

COMS Staff and Postgrads Present at Journalism Education Conference

19 February 2016: Several postgraduate students and COMS faculty presented at the Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ) conference in Wellington, December 2015. Read more...

Jane Maidment Co-edits Two New Books

19 February 2016: Jane Maidment has co-edited two new books that have just been published. Read more...

New Zealand Studies Seminar Series 2016

18 February 2016: We are delighted to announce the establishment of the interdisciplinary New Zealand Studies Seminar series to be held fortnightly on Fridays from 1 – 2pm, in Room 213 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. The first seminar is on Friday March 4th. Read more...

Polar Research Discussed in New York Times

15 January 2016: On 29th December, Professor Anne-Marie Brady was quoted and her research discussed in this New York Times front-page story on the global race for resources in Antarctica. Read more...

Life after the BA seminar on 14 August

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