School of Social, Political and Global Studies

We look forward to welcoming you to the offer holder day, please take a look at the information below to see what activities and sessions you can join.

Don't deny it, somebody saw you do it' - Exploring eye witness evidence

This is an interactive exercise used by Criminology in our module 'Psychology and Crime' - current first year students took part in this exercise in class in November 2019. It is a chance to explore what we know, and what we think we know, about eye witness evidence.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note that this session is for offer holders only.

 

We don’t need no education: Just what is the point of going to school?

In this session we explore one of the fundamental questions central to studying Education at Keele which is the purpose of schooling in the 21st century. We will debate what the point is of our education system (Is it to acquire knowledge? As a preparation for Life? To learn how to behave?), what children should have to study at school, and finally just how effective education is in meeting the needs of the modern world? In so doing, we will introduce many of the key concepts and theories that are central to our course and give you a taster of the sorts of debates you can look forward to.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note that this session is for offer holders only. 

 

 

What's wrong with democracy? Exploring how democratic decision making works in practice.

This is a master class in Politics and International Relations that gives students a taste of how you analyse elections, referendums, voter turnout, and other forms of participation.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note that this session is for offer holders only. 

Personal Identity

In the 17th century, John Locke argued that what makes you the same person from one day to the next is not that the same human being continues to exist, but rather that a psychological identity is preserved. This highly influential view of personal identity is presupposed in much contemporary science-fiction and is the basis of various technological dreams of eternal life. In this seminar, we will explain Locke's argument and discuss various objections to it, in order to answer the question: am I essentially a human being or rather a stream of consciousness?

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note that this session is for offer holders only. 

Using Your Sociological Imagination

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both’ (C. Wright Mills, 1959). But first… nice cup of tea anyone? A simple everyday act like drinking tea tells us a lot about individuals and societies. Today we will look at tea drinking as a cultural practice, a social act and a tradition or ritual.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note that this session is for offer holders only.