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Outside the Classroom

PPL students have the opportunity to participate in over 250 societies and an excellent range of other exciting extracurricular opportunities. You could be teaching politics in schools, volunteering for pro-bono legal work, debating philosophical concepts or learning a language, or so much more.

Some societies of interest

Politics Society

Philosophy Society

Law Society

International Relations Society

International and European Law Society

Model United Nations Society


Warwick International Development Society

Warwick Amnesty

Warwick Human Rights and Free Speech

Women for Women International Warwick


Check out the over 250 societies the Students' Union has to offer.

There are also a wide range of departmental events and activities, for example:

PAIS Film Series

Politics and International Studies run a departmental film club, which regularly screens documentaries and feature films that focus on the political themes we explore in our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Films range from Hollywood blockbusters such as Argo and Zero Dark Thirty to independent or foreign-language films such as The Lives of Others and La Haine. Documentary screenings have included Countdown to Zero, When China Met Africa and The Fog Of War. Each film is introduced by a member of academic staff and is followed by an informal discussion, enabling you to share your opinions.

Be Part of Our Research Community

We offer lots of opportunities to get practical experience during your degree. You can apply to be a PPL Research Assistant, which enables finalists to work alongside academics on research projects or acquire a bursary to present at a national or international conference.

You can also secure financial support for your own research through the Warwick Undergraduate Research Support Scheme to carry out a project of your choosing during your summer holidays. If you are successful, you’ll get research funds and skills development training to help complete your project. You’ll carry out, write up and present research supervised by an academic member of staff.

There are lots of opportunities to publish your writing, opinions or research. You could write an article for Re-Invention, the online, peer-reviewed journal co-edited by Warwick and Monash University, Australia. Many of our students also publish or edit in our student-run newspapers and magazines like Warwick Globalist, Lacuna Magazine, Obiter Dicta or The Boar, writing on topics like world politics, human rights, domestic affairs, and campus life.

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