We have an excellent
record in both teaching and research – as demonstrated by our excellent
records at Internal Subject Reviews (and earlier QAA inspections). In addition, our dynamic team of staff will
be entered as a Politics unit in the Research Excellence Framework (REF),
reflecting our rising reputation as an exciting centre of excellence in both
teaching and research.
We are able to explore such a wide range of national and international topics and issues because our staff are research-active and specialise in varied fields:
Politics@Kingston benefits from the research and events ensuing from the
Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence,
which was set up in 2004 as a hub for research and teaching in human
rights and international conflict.
The Centre, which takes its name from the veteran human rights campaigner and founding member of Amnesty, who has devoted her life to the victims of conflict across the world, brings together academics, writers, policymakers and activists concerned with analysing the causes, dynamics and effects of these abuses, as well as promoting, developing and shaping swift and effective public and policy responses to them. This analysis and advocacy is also presented in a series of talks run during the year for staff and students alike.