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Warwick Politics Society

Warwick Politics Society

Warwick Politics Society

Join Warwick Politics Society for a fantastic year of high-profile guest speakers and a diverse range of social events. You can get involved in radio and print journalism, attend the Politics Ball, and play for our football team. We are a politically-neutral society, welcoming members from across the political spectrum and across the University of Warwick – there is no need to study Politics.

Discuss, debate and discover with us!

Mentoring Scheme

First and second year students taking modules offered by the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) can be paired up with a second or third year student who did the same modules. If you have any questions about your course, module choices, or life at Warwick, they can be your go-to person. With planned activites throughout the year, you can build a relationship with someone who's already gone through it all. Sign up at the Societies Fair.

 

High-profile Guests

Throughout the year, we host guest speakers from political and extra-political backgrounds for panel debates and guest lectures. Hear from leading politicians, diplomats, activitists, journalists and political commentators. Some of recent guests include Peter Hitchens, Anna Soubry, Baroness D'Souza, Carne Ross, Sir Steve Webb, Claire Fox, and Stephen Kinnock MP. We invite you to give your views and pose questions to our special guests.

 

Socials

We have a packed schedule of social events throughout the year, such as bar crawls in Leamington Spa, society meals, and the infamous circling before POP!. Warwick Politics Society is a place to discover politics, but we also love to have a good time and meet new people.

 

Perspectives Magazine and Radio Show

If you are looking to get involved in journalism or just fancy sharing your ideas, you should consider getting involved with Perspectives – the home of student political commentary. We publish a termly edition of the magazine – with articles regularly published online – and host a biweekly radio show on RAW 1251AM.

 

The Politics Ball

The Politics Ball is a flagship event in the University of Warwick social calendar. Put on your formalwear and join Warwick Politics Society for an evening of good food, good refreshments and good company of over 100 attendees. Tickets will go on sale at the start of Term 1.

 

International Tour

Most of our activities take place in and around Warwick, but we also host an international tour. Take a break from university life and explore the world with us. Past international tour locations have included Dublin, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Brussels (of course!). This year's locations are yet to be announced, but watch out for more information during Welcome Week - you won't want to miss it.

 

Sports

Our eleven-a-side football team, PolSoc FC, compete against other societies from Warwick Students' Union. If you are interested in playing for the team, get in touch with our Sports Officer, Matthew Alexander. For the big matches against our rival teams, come along and watch the action unfold with other members of the Society.

 

Charity

Polsoc is taking a bigger and better approach to charity. We have partnered with Mind this year, and have some fantastic charitable events that we can't wait for our members to get incolved in! Keep an eye out for how you can get involved!

Executive Committee 2019/20

President: Izy Gibson

Vice President & Secretary: Joe Blomefield

Treasurer: Tara Allsopp

Academic Officers: Lucy Ferriby-Stocks and Roberto White

Social Secretaries: Harry Quant and Lucy Lawson

Perspectives Editors in Chief: Billy Lucas and John Jenkins

Welfare & Careers Officer: Charlie Sainsbury

Tour Secretary: Oliver Barsby

Publicity Officer: Bryony Jenner

Ball Officer: Alice Dermody-Palmer

Sports Officer: Matthew Alexander

If you want to play a role in the running of Warwick Politics Society, look out for positions advertised during the year. In the meantime, why not write an article for Perspectives magazine? Join the Perspectives Writers Facebook group for more information.

Upcoming Events

The Politics Ball 2019
1st December 7pm - midnight
Chesford Grange
The Politics Ball is back! As one of the first and one of the biggest balls of the year, it is an event that you don't want to miss. Join us at Chesford Grange for an evening of great food, great music and even better company.

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