Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies



Our Department offers a range of expertise for governments, businesses, schools and other organisations.

Researchers have provided consultancy to governments and politicians, including:

Knowledge Transfer

Our researchers engage in Knowledge Transfer with local businesses and organisations.

Further information on our research expertise can be found in the Research section.

Continuing Professional Development

Staff from Nintendo at a training session in interpreting and translating

Staff from Nintendo at our training session in interpreting and translating.


We regularly provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for interpreters and translators.

Recent courses have prepared clients for the United Nations and European Union interpreting examinations and trained interpreters and translators for businesses such as Nintendo.

To find out more about our CPD opportunities, contact Dr David Cutts email:

Working with schools

We also work closely with schools to promote languages and politics as well as supporting teachers.

If you are a teacher who would like to work with us, please contact Dr Irene Macias email:


Our researchers are available to comment and advise the media on national and international events.

Recently, our staff have worked with print media in the UK and abroad, and with broadcasters including BBC, Sky News, and CNN.

For further details of our expertise, view the Research section or contact Prof David Galbreath (Director of Research) email: