May News RoundUp

We’ve had a lot to celebrate this month, from world leading research to outstanding teaching as well as raising a toast to the next generation of future leaders. All here in our May RoundUp.


Top marks

  • Our research environment in the School of Politics and International Relations was rated as 100% world leading or internationally excellent in this latest assessment, reflecting the quality of our research and its impact on society. Read the full summary of our REF2021 results.
  • It really is an honour to receive a student nomination at the Kent Union Above and Beyond awards! Thank you for everyone who voted for us! Find out who received nominations here.

Diplomacy Deep Dive!

What Traits Make Scientists Trustworthy?

  • Attitudes to vaccination are closely shaped by whether people trust scientists, according to Dr Ben Seyd, Will Jennings (University of Southampton) and Joseph Hamm (Michigan State University). Learn more.

Northern Ireland Assembly election


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