Newcastle University prides itself in working closely with other actors in the Northeast region concerning EU-related issues. The Jean Monnet Centre has been prominent in this role in the past, hosting workshops and guest speakers, such as Lord Peter Mandelson, for events that have both a European and a regional focus.
Regional engagement involves many dimensions and forms. Over the years academic staff have conducted a number of EU funded and EU focused research projects in the University that have directly engaged the region. To articulate the diversity of the engagement that reinforces the University's commitment to cutting edge teaching and research, this page highlights one of the student work placement schemes contained in the HASS faculty.
Students on Politics MA programmes have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of their degree. This allows the students the chance to carry out applied policy research on an issue where the placement provider needs policy advice. Some of these projects have an EU dimension. For example, student on the MA International Politics (Critical Geopolitics) programme in 2008-09, Emily Charlton, completed a placement with Gateshead Council researching the topic of 'Trans-European Access: The Value of Eurocities for Gateshead Council'.