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COVID-19 Information

Manor Road Building

Over the summer the department is working with university colleagues to enable a gradual and safe return to working from Manor Road Building for those who wish to. Students and staff will be consulted and kept up-to-date via email, whilst we ensure everyone’s safety during this phased-return and prepare for Michaelmas Term 2020.

Helping understand political and diplomatic challenges at a time of global crisis

DPIR academics are bringing their unique research perspectives to engage with the big questions of the day. During the global COVID-19 pandemic the department is sharing perspectives and research findings from the faculty and advertising opportunities to apply for COVID-19 research funding


Email updates are sent regularly to staff and students, however the latest information can also be found online: