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  • 2521659 Brexit sparks boom in applications for the policy courses

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    The country remains deeply divided about the expected impact of Brexit, but a clear winner has already emerged - policy departments at the universities.

    There was a 28% increase in applications to the policy courses as The Debate on Europe in the run-up to the 2016 referendum.

    applications rose from 34,275 in 2013, 47,445 in the year 2018, according to UCAS, the supervision of admissions.

    the University of Liverpool has Department tripled the size of its policy.

    this trend is largely reflected in institutions across the country and The Number of students the policy accepted courses in The Five years to 2018 rose by 27% to 7,990, according to UCAS.

    the University of Liverpool Politics lecturer Jon Tonge says that other dramatic political events, such as the Scottish independence referendum and the 2015 General elections, have also reinforced applications.

    And the heavy, often toxic, nature of The Debate on the Social Media has also attracted the attention of the Young People caught, he said.

    "It is to say a terrible thing, but the more unhealthy and sharpness of The Debate is, the better it is for the policy departments in terms of bums on seats," said Prof Tonge.

    It's all a Far Cry from the Blair years, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as the "quiet years" - the policy of Prof Tonge, if "consensus" governed, and the policy rates were not "recruiting in large numbers".

    Christopher Massey , a lecturer at Teesside University , which played just a BA (Hons) course in Politics , agrees that Brexit has to pay a great influence on the students, but Donald Trump 's presidency, and protest movements such as the eradication of the Rebellion have a role.

    "they will have the policy Now - it even has celebrity culture displaced in the headlines, as something that shapes your life," he says.

    'I enjoy the drama of' Ted Hollas and Harry Souter study of Politics at the University of

    Ted Hollas and Harry Souter, A policy of hope-students at York College , and both hope that this field of study at the University.

    Ted, 17, describes himself as a "right-wing, but socially liberal," said: "I Hear people say that she's not interested so bored with Leakage, but I really am. I follow every screwdriver in the house and I enjoy the drama.

    "I want a career in Politics . I want to try to Get In there and make a difference.

    "imagine, I me, is very intimidating, and a lot of pressure, but I'm not going To Let that put me off. "

    Harry, 18, a self-described left-wing, said: "I got interested in Politics through Social Media .

    "If you happened to Escape, and trump is chosen, there will be more discourse about Politics was so much. Because people with such strong opinions, you end up getting into it more. It feels more important.

    "I would like to know what I'm talking about the study and the policy helps. It is rewarding to be able to have a discussion with someone, and explain how you feel. "

    Tim Evans, professor of Economics and Political Economy at Middlesex University , says Politics is a much less predictable and a lot "messier" than to be used, and the students do not fit neatly into categories, such as Leave and Stay.

    "I think it is The Most exciting time to study and teach Politics since The Rise of the libertarian right, which in the 1980s and the collapse of the Soviet Union ," he says.

    he, However, is looking like the other scientists, to emphasize that Brexit is the only game in town. Students are also looking to the global picture, and issues such as Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence .

    Robert Lamb, head of Politics at the University of Exeter, says have chosen: "Our students, to study policy, because they are increasingly desperate, the sense of the tumultuous and confusing times in which They Live . "

    Others may see Brexit as a narrow, parochial issue, and the Young People from the policy.

    "The growth of interest in the study of the policy should be. not only as a result of the dramatic developments in British Politics to Brexit but are major shifts in Global Politics ," says Dibyesh Anand, a Professor of International Relations and head of The School of Social Sciences, at the University of Westminster

    "In fact, in our case, a very heterogeneous student body has led to the relatively tepid interest in British Politics but a high level of interest in Politics across the UK as well as International Relations .

    "to an extent, the show could also challenge the British policy Faces - it remains dominated by white Men , and students from the BME background, especially women, do not feel it is kind of you. "

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