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Partnerships with the Department of Peace Studies and International Development

Working with us

We don’t sit in an Ivory Tower – we make knowledge work by collaborating with governments and organisations around the world such:

Tapestry celebrating the Department of peace Studies affiliation with the Quaker Trust.

Professional and industry partner

Rotary International

The department is proud to host one of only seven Rotary International-sponsored academic centres for the study of peace and conflict. Every year we offer 10 fully-funded Masters places in a highly competitive selection process.

Visit the Rotary Peace Centre website.

School's outreach

The Department of Peace Studies and International Development engages with schools throughout the year, through stimulating online webinars and interactive in-school workshops led by academic staff.

We also host PeaceJam, a global peace education headed by 14 Nobel Peace Prize winners that encourages young people to become active citizens and change-makers. We train our students as ‘near-peers’ to support young people in schools and youth settings in fun events and dialogue sessions. With around 50 different nationalities among our students, we can bring a truly multi-national element to your educational activity.

If you would like to discuss how we can support your school or college, please get in touch by emailing Dr Fiona Macaulay.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum interacting with a young person at a Peace Jam event in 2008.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum at a Peace Jam event in 2008.

Community outreach

Our students are involved in the local community in lots of ways through their Peace Society. For example, they support refugee groups, carry out litter-picks and sustainability projects around the university, and mentor young people in schools and youth groups through the PeaceJam project.

If you would like to discuss how our students can work with your community group, please get in touch by emailing Dr Fiona Macaulay.

Peace studies students volunteering at the Horton community garden.

Students volunteering at Horton community farm