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Teaching Young People European Studies
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The principal aim of the project is to promote awareness of the work of EU Institutions by improving the provision and methodology of teaching within European Union Studies. The specific focus will be on raising awareness of the EU and interest in EU studies amongst young people aged 17-30. We will work with secondary school pupils in their final years of education, undergraduate and postgraduate students. The project will involve a range of activities designed to engage each of the different target audiences. It will also involve a degree of peer mentoring in order to further facilitate the transfer of knowledge from one student generation to the next.The project will take place over two years and will include the following events and activities: 3 EU simulations aimed at secondary school, undergraduate and masters students in the UK, 2 teacher training days for doctoral students to improve their work with undergraduates, 2 research conferences for PhD students to encourage greater excellence in research and 1 Teaching workshop aimed at disseminating some of the outcomes of the project to more experienced academics.UACES aims to enable doctoral students to gain confidence in teaching and research, to encourage undergraduates to consider studying the EU at postgraduate level and to promote awareness of the EU and EU studies at university to secondary school students.By providing students with a greater understanding of the EU and EU Studies at a younger age, we aim to encourage them to continue into further study of the EU or to consider a career which involves working with or within the EU in the future.
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