Alternative Curriculum Events (ACE) Week

The School of Social Sciences hosted the second ACE week of the academic year, which took place between 1 and 5 February 2016.

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The second ACE week of the academic year took place in February

The School of Social Sciences hosted the second ACE week of the academic year, which took place between 1 and 5 February 2016. The week was an opportunity for students to take part in a range of extracurricular activities that would support their learning and engagement with their academic studies. It was also an chance for students to mix with other undergraduates from different years and from different courses.

Throughout the February ACE week there was a whole host of events and activities that students could get involved in. These ranged from an interactive talk on advocacy for older people and a panel session on the freedom of the press, to an introduction to mindfulness. Mark Weinstein, from the Division of Sociology, hosted a debate on climate change involving local representatives from the major political parties, as well as representatives from climate change groups such as Frack Free Nottinghamshire, Nottingham Friends of the Earth and Global Justice Nottingham.

One of the highlights of the week was a trip to the Houses of Parliament, where students had the opportunity to get an insight into the inner workings of the British parliamentary system. Students were taken on a tour of the Palace of Westminster, had an audience with a parliamentary representative and found out about the role of the House of Lords.

The feedback from students regarding ACE week was highly positive and it is hoped that the week will become a regular fixture in the School's academic calendar.

Find out more about the School of Social Sciences' ACE week.

Alternative Curriculum Events (ACE) Week

Published on 9 March 2016
  • Category: Press; School of Social Sciences

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