Monthly Archives: May 2015

Coffee & chocolates: covering the general election as a politics academic

Election nights are tiring events for politicians and broadcasters, and for politics academics too. The requests start coming in a couple of weeks before polling day. I’ve commented on the previous two general elections on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, but the … Continue reading

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If you want to increase student voting hold elections on a Tuesday in November (between 1 and 3 in the afternoon)

I have often pondered when is the optimum time to deliver a class in order to maximise student attendance. After careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that it is sometime just after lunch on a Tuesday. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Will the student vote be decisive in Lincoln?

This article first appeared in The Lincolnshire Echo, Thursday April 30 edition.   Earlier this week the general election candidates for Lincoln put their case to an audience of students at a hustings held at Bishop Grosseteste University. They will … Continue reading

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