Emma Bergström, Deputy Director of First level studies and Lenita Freidenvall Director of First level studies, welcomes the new students.
Emma Bergström, Deputy Director of First level studies and Lenita Freidenvall Director of First level studies, welcomes the new students.

 

“I want to start with congratulating all of you who have been admitted to the course in Political Science, the competition has been hard”, says Lenita Freidenvall, Director of first level studies.

During the three-hour introduction the students will get practical information about their studies, meet some of their teachers and even listen to a mini lecture.

An intense murmur erupts when Lenita Freidenvall asks the students to say hello to their neighbor.  “This bodes well for your future studies because political science is very much based on dialogue and discussion”, says Lenita.

Expectations are high

Louise Gabrielsson and Pegah Khakuei  are two of the students that is going to take the course Political Science I. Pegah has been admitted to the  “Polkand programme” while Louise is taking an independent course. Both have chosen to study Political Science because they are interested in social issues.

“ I want to work with something where I can make a change and have always thought that politics is interesting, that’s why  I thought this course would suit me”, says Pegah.
Their expectations are high.
“I think this will be very interesting”, says Louise.

Populist bingo

Inside the lecture hall the researcher Benjamin Moffitt starts his mini lecture on populism. Benjamin has a postdoc position at the institution. He begins his lecture with "populism bingo". He shows pictures of leaders of different populist parties and the students try to guess their names. Several suggestions are shouted out in the room and an impressive number of them are correct.