University partners with schools to inform students on the EU

The University has partnered with local schools across the region to inform students about the upcoming EU referendum.


Academics from the School of Politics and International Relations (POLIR) have travelled to various schools to teach students about the background of the EU, the common myths and facts and encourage debate and discussion.

On Monday 20 June, students from The King’s School in Canterbury took part in their own panel debate on the EU referendum and discussed topics from security, economy and immigration.

Organised by King’s Head of Politics, Owen Moelwyn-Hughes and Kent’s Professor Elena Korosteleva, who is also Director of the Global Europe Centre, students took part in an afternoon of informative debate and discussion.

A toolkit, which was designed by POLIR students under the supervision of Professor Richard Whitman, includes a range of different information and resources for students to engage in their own debates on the UK’s membership of the EU.

One of Kent’s doctoral researchers, Igor Merheim-Eyre, put the toolkit into practise and students engaged with one another after a weekend of prepping for the big debate.

The toolkit has been designed to inform the younger generation about the upcoming referendum and ensure that children of all ages are informed and engaged on Thursday 23 June.