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Becoming Batten

Open Batten Courses for Spring 2023
November 18, 2022

Are you still looking for a spring class and are interested in trying out a Batten class? Read on to see what courses are still available for the spring semester!

Undergraduate Application Resources Fall 2023 Applications
October 31, 2022

Now that apps are open to the Accelerated MPP, Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, and Public Policy & Leadership Minor for entry into Batten in Fall 2023, we have compiled a number of different resources for you as you begin your application.

Impact Investing in Appalachia
October 28, 2022

Due to popular demand, we will be offering our experiential course, Impact Investing in Appalachia in the J-term again this Winter! Students will travel through rural Appalachia and get to meet and learn from local entrepreneurs and impact investors. Read on to learn more about this course from current SE Fellow Drew!

Serving the Common Good
October 27, 2022

Co-hosted by the Batten School and UVA Career Center, this event introduced students to various careers in public service and steps to take to prepare for service at the local, state, federal, or international level. Read on to watch our alumni panel portion of the event!

What Should I Take This Spring?
October 14, 2022

Are you interested in exploring a degree program at the Batten School and unsure what to do next? Read this post on spring course offerings at the Batten School for some suggested next steps!

Batten Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Player
October 10, 2022

One of Batten students’ favorite professors is Daniel Player who joined the Batten School back in 2015. 4th year BA student Liv Nguyen-Dillon took some time to sit down with him to learn more about his research and his time at Batten.

Introducing Bridge to Batten
September 26, 2022

Are you an underrepresented student at UVA with a passion for public policy and public service? Interested in translating that passion and your strengths into tangible outcomes for the public good? Consider joining the inaugural cohort of Bridge to Batten!

Meet the Undergraduate Lead Ambassadors
September 22, 2022

The undergraduate Lead Ambassadors are current Batten BA third and fourth year students in the Bachelor of Arts program. Each of them bring a unique perspective on life at Batten, and you will see them at many of the Batten admissions events throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our Lead Ambassadors!

A Reflection on CIBO from First Year MPPs
September 14, 2022

First year MPP student Kaitlyn Savage shares more about the experience she and her classmates had with Batten's two-week MPP orientation - the Complete Immersion Batten Orientation (CIBO)! Read on to learn more about the program and the transition to the first weeks of the semester.

Meet the SE Fellows
September 9, 2022

The SE Fellows are student representatives working to promote the pan-university social entrepreneurship minor. They host office hours every week where you could seek start-up advising, schedule planning help, or study abroad information. Read on to meet our SE Fellows and ready why they chose the SE minor!

Tips for Postgraduate MPP Applicants
September 1, 2022

With applications for Batten’s two year Master of Public Policy program now open, read more about the application changes for this cycle and top tips for a successful application.

Previewing the Batten Showcase
August 18, 2022

This fall, we are excited to offer a one-credit CR/NC seminar designed to introduce you to public policy and leadership issues and concepts in a fun, engaging way. Read on to see the extensive list of speakers and topics covered in this once-a-week course!