26th July 2005
TUTOR ELECTED TO PRESTIGIOUS COMMITTEE
Politics lecturer at the
Dr Jacqui Briggs (41) came top of the poll to elect a new committee member and is now also chair of the PSA’s education sub-committee.
was co-opted on to the executive committee after the
“I was then asked whether I would like to put myself forward for election to serve on the committee for a further three year-period,” said Dr Briggs.
“I duly did so and was surprised and thrilled to find that not only had I been elected but that I came joint first in the poll.
“As chair of the education sub-committee my remit is particularly in the area of student recruitment to politics courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
“I have also been asked to chair a panel at a special PSA conference in December on the topic of student recruitment.
“The workload may be slightly daunting but this certainly poses an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to having an opportunity to make my mark - especially as a woman in the still predominantly male world of politics!”
After graduating from
Dr Briggs currently teaches new social movements, women and politics, British politics since 1914, the history of political thought and modern political thought.
Her research interests include politicisation, gender and politics and the future of regional government. She is currently writing about women and political representation.
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