Congratulations on being accepted into the University of Warwick! We understand that you have all worked incredibly hard to make it to this point and we are excited to welcome you into our Society. Warwick PolSoc invites you to become part of the political community at Warwick and has something to offer students from every academic discipline. Whether you are looking to meet new people, explore your interest in politics or experience some amazing socials, Warwick Polsoc is the place for you.
WHY JOIN WARWICK POLITICS SOCIETY?
Voted ‘Best Academic Society in 2020’ at the SU Awards, Warwick PolSoc is one of the largest and most active societies on campus. Whether you're looking for large scale social events, from pub golf to club nights (often attracting around 100 people), or interesting academic events with high profile political figures, we have something for everyone. Alongside these events, the careers branch of the Society can assist with all your LinkedIn-associated needs.
What We Offer
Each year we host the Politics Ball, a formal event for over 200 students. This is an excellent opportunity to dress up for the night and celebrate your academic successes or new friendships over a three-course meal in a classy venue.
We have Football and Netball teams which play in the societies league each year. This is a great way to play a team sport in a casual setting, stay fit whilst at uni and meet new people! We will also be collaborating with sports societies to provide members the chance to try out new sports.
We host an International Tour annually, which gives you an opportunity to bond with your PolSoc peers and explore somewhere other than Leamington! We try to keep our Tour affordable to allow as many students to attend as possible. Past tour locations have included Krakow, Athens, Lisbon and Amsterdam.
PolSoc hosts a range of drinking and sober socials. Our circles, bar crawls and club nights are very well attended and a great way to make friends on campus. If drinking isn't your thing, our sober socials range from film nights to meals to games nights!
Warwick Politics Society is also home to Perspectives, our political commentary
magazine. We produce print editions, a podcast and online content. If you consider yourself to be an aspiring political journalist, or have any
kind of interest in political writing, this is a great way to get involved in the Society.
Warwick Politics Society hosts a range of exciting academic events, including speaker events with high-profile political figures, debates and panels. We aim to achieve a broad balance in the political views of our speakers throughout the year.
At Warwick PolSoc we work hard to support local and national charities through various fundraising initiatives. As well as supporting Movember, we choose a particular charity to raise funds for each year. This year we are supporting Coventry Cyrenians.
We offer a peer-mentoring scheme for first year students, connecting them with a second or third year student throughout the year who they can turn to with any questions or concerns. First years are matched with second or third year students who have taken similar modules so that they give them the most relevant academic advice.
To kick off your involvement with Warwick PolSoc, make sure to follow us on social media, particularly on Instagram! All information about what we're offering in Fresher's Week will be shared here, as well as event information and updates throughout the year, so this is absolutely key to ensuring you don’t miss out.
In Freshers Week 2023, come and say hi at the Societies Fair to get to know our Executive Committee and learn more about what we do. We look forward to speaking to you all and we promise we are not in the slightest intimidating so come for a chat! We will be releasing our full itinerary of fresher's events soon, so watch this space.
Purchase your Society Membership! At PolSoc, we ask for a small sum to cover your membership. This is critical in funding our events and maintaining the quality of your experience as a PolSoc member. A membership gives you access to many perks, including discounted tickets for some of our events.
If you're interested in writing for Perspectives Magazine be sure to
follow the Perspectives Facebook page and join their Writers’ Group to hear about pitches.
If you're interested in joining our netball or football team, make sure to follow our PolSoc sports Instagram page for updates on how to get involved.
Finally, to make the most out of your PolSoc experience, we strongly recommend that you attend every event throughout the year which interests you. The Society has so much to offer and is a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded people.
We look forward to meeting you all. If you have any questions about what we do, feel free to message our Instagram account. For more specific enquiries, please get in touch with our President Sareena via email (email@example.com).
Watch this space for further updates about our fresher's events!