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We're Recruiting: 7 Exciting opportunities to join the Department

Ahead of the coming academic year, the Department is advertising seven exciting opportunities to join us. These include vacancies for three postdoctoral positions, one Project Manager and one University Teacher, as well as two PhD studentships.

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Students enjoy opportunity to network with successful alumni

We recently welcomed back 12 graduates of the Department to network with their successors. How did it go?

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Fifth Future Leader awarded funding within the Department

Dr Kate Dommett has been awarded a prestigious ESRC Future Leader grant for her project, ‘Renewing Party Politics? Digital Innovations in Political Campaigning’.

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Our world-leading research

One of the very best departments for politics in the UK, we produce leading research across the whole range of the discipline. Read more -

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Politics Brought to Life

The videos introduce some of the ideas which you will encounter by studying Politics at the University of Sheffield. All of our lecturers teach in the Department as well as undertaking cutting-edge political research.

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