Sustainable Development (Post-Brexit)

Politics and International Relations Taster Lecture

Speaker: Dr Diana Bozhilova, Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021, 4:30-5:30pm

Our Politics & International Relations Taster takes students on a journey, learning about the organisation of governance in International Relations, and how this impacts the state.

The talk takes the UN’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”, as its example of a global governance framework, and focuses on Goal 7, Affordable and Clean Energy. It offers practical understandings of what sustainable energy and energy security mean in the context of global (United Nations) and regional (European Union) frameworks.

The talk then offers a perspective on the UK’s performance within these different frameworks, and discusses specifically the UK’s progress to energy efficiency, the UK’s progress to clean energy, and the UK’s progress to energy security and energy independence. We will look at the UK’s current position compared to that of the European Union and to the rest of the world, and will also examine UK foreign policy choices in the context of Brexit.

This taster will also include an introductory overview of studying at NCH, and there will be ample time for Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors.



Here’s what previous participants have said about our Politics & International Relations Taster Lectures:

“It was a great ‘taste’ of what politics and international relations would be like at university, and the opening segment about applying to NCH was very helpful. You could tell the lecturer had a real passion for the subject, and the way he delivered the presentation was very engaging and interactive, especially the use of polls.”

“This taster lecture was probably the most stimulating I have attended. The perfect amount of depth!”

“Exceptional explanations of key concepts. Engaging, thanks to the polls and response to questions. Good balance of replying to questions in Q&A and live responses.”

“The talk was really interesting and introduced new concepts I was unaware of whilst still being accessible and not too difficult to understand. It’s really helped me understand what the subject is like and has made me even more excited for university.”

“Very interesting and intriguing stance on politics – more in depth than A-Level. A bit of an introduction to political theory, which sounds fab!”

“The taster lecture was very insightful, and has sparked a lot of interest in NCH and the Politics & IR course!”