UEA students visit Brussels

During the Easter holiday 35 UEA students studying degree courses ranging from politics, international relations and public policy to French and Spanish visited battlefields of the First World War in Flanders in this the 100th anniversary of its start, and contrasted that with visits to NATO’s military command in Belgium as well European Union and other bodies in Brussels. The visits were part of a study and employability programme run by the School of Politics, Social and international Studies and included non-governmental bodies such as: the Cities Alliance which works to overcome poverty in the developing world; the European Peace-building Office; and with the United Kingdom Representation to the EU. The visits, tours and talks highlighted how multilateral collaboration works in Europe in 2014 compared to the political failures of 1914.

Field trips give real world knowledge, networking opportunities and open up career horizons; these visits are held annually and ensure that our students add to the classroom experience.

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