As you should know from reading the Politics section of the school website you are going to be studying UK and US politics. This is therefore the time to get ‘hooked’ on UK and US politics. You can do this by committing to reading a QUALITY newspaper every day (Times, Guardian or Telegraph) or watching Channel 4 News every night. This doesn’t mean you have to subscribe all of the newspapers will allow you a certain amount of access online and the Guardian doesn’t even have a paywall!
If you’re felling intellectually ambitious the New Statesman and Economist have special rates for students or, alternatively, they will deliver updates free of charge to your email. Read as much as you can!
Activity over several weeks
As a result of your reading you should be able to make notes around the following for discussion in September:
Compile a glossary of the following terms
If you are feeling ambitious and want to do some background reading on the course, try to borrow or buy ‘Who governs Britain?’ by Anthony King. This will form a good background to many aspects of the course.
Please do as much as you can to get interested in Politics rather than write copious notes. You won’t understand that much , that’s why you’ve chosen to do the course! We look forward to seeing you in September.