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Student Awaydays

National Assembly for Wales

MA Political Communication students have the opportunity to visit the National Assembly for Wales, with a tour of the building and the chance to experience the plenary live in session.

The awayday includes a talk from the Assembly’s Media, Brand and E-democracy Manager, Iwan Williams, and the Assembly's Media Manager, Matt Dicks, with students able to ask questions about the Assembly’s communication strategies and future challenges.

The awayday provides students with an insight into the working life of political communication practitioners.

Dissertation Day

Dissertation day represents a milestone in the academic year as it provides students with an opportunity to present their research to their fellow students and leading members of the degree’s lecturing team.

Dissertation day is an opportunity for students to clarify their research narrative and theme through the constructive criticism and encouragement of their peers.

Research topics can range from people's understanding of climate change, media coverage of elections and corruption, how politicians and spin doctors deal with crises, to local news reporting of Welsh politics, the reporting of the Syria conflict, and how media impacted on the AV referendum, health care and housing legislation.