Politics Society

 

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  • Politics Society Standard Membership£10.00
  • Politics Society Associate Membership£12.00
 

About Us


Proud to be one of campus' largest and most distinguished academic societies, the University's Politics Society is the perfect addition to any Politics or International Relations degree. Not only do we boast regular socials - from Exonian Thursdays, to the occasional society dinner and pub quizzes, we also throw a notorious Winter Ball and Spring Formal, are home to both intramural football and netball teams, distribute our very own student-run journal, and even host an MP or two from time to time. Now you can even take your PolSoc experience abroad - providing annual trips, including Amsterdam in 2019 and a soon to be announced destination in 2022! If you are studying Politics, International Relations, or any combination in between, joining the society gives you an unmissable opportunity to get to know your coursemates, and make some new pals outside of your 8:30 lectures and library all-nighters. We hope you will join us!

 

Your 2021-2022 Committee

President: Max Jablonowski

Vice-President: Rupert Taffs

Treasurer: Jodie Iles

Social Secretaries: Will Bulmer and Luke Clements

Publicity Secretary: Niamh Gray

Academic Secretaries: Veronica Legiec and Josh Sutton

Welfare Officer: Juliette West

Engagement Officer: Martha Bennett

The Witness Editor: Jess Mahon

 

REGULAR SOCIALS:

PolSoc socials are finally back and better than ever (If we say so ourselves). Why will socials be better than ever this year? Well, we have new and improved deals on drinks, socials will be more regular than ever before, and you'll be treated to brand new socials that PolSoc has never seen before.

Our favourite venues, The Exonian and Fever, will once again be the officiall home of PolSoc socials. We will also be keeping plenty of the society's favourite socials, such as the always popular family socials. Our Family socials have always been the perfect way for new members to make close friendships within the society, with the added bonus of being able to get smashed at the same time.

We want all of our members to enjoy the social aspect of PolSoc, so for those who aren't big drinkers we have a range of non-alcoholic socials. From cinema trips to hot chocolate chats, there is something for everyone!

 

ACADEMIC EVENTS:

We have been luckily enough to host one or two MPs including James Brokenshire MP the former Minister of State for Security in 2020 and the occasional journalist such as Laura Kuenssberg the Political Editor of BBC News as part of our "PolSoc in conversation with..." event series. We also host networking events in collaboration with the Career Zone and the Politics Department as well as our very own "Question Time" series with Exeter University Conservative Association, Exeter Labour Students, Exeter University Lib Dems and Exeter University Freedom Society. 

 

WINTER BALL AND SPRING FORMAL:

Our December Winter Ball is not one to miss. Having hosted over 200 students in years past, it’s the best way to close the calendar year in style. Following our traditional black tie dress code, you will be greeted with a champagne reception on arrival, with a chance to get some killer photos ready to be posted on Instagram before dinner is called. On entry to the dining room, a 3-course meal awaits, accompanied by plenty of wine, entertainment, and awards, before we head to Fever to finish the night. This year also marks a first in PolSoc history too – as we will also be hosting a Spring Formal towards the end of the academic year!

 

STASH, STASH, STASH:

As students who are extremely committed to our degrees, it can be hard for us to find the time to dress stylishly. Luckily, that is where PolSoc can help you out. Our members will have access to a range of personalised stash, from puffer jackets to hoodies, bucket hats to shorts. So, you can rest assured that Polsoc has something to make you look good throughout the entire year.

 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS TEAMS:

PolSoc is proud to be home to both an intramural football and netball team. The Bandicoots and First Past the Post have been a steady fixture in our society’s history, having increased both their membership and wins last year. The university’s league runs every Sunday evening, giving you a great opportunity to kick back with your pals and play a bit of sport. Our teams are home to a super-relaxed and inclusive environment; so whether you’re a keen sports player, or you’ve never played before – we welcome everyone! 

 

THE WITNESS:

PolSoc runs the University of Exeter’s student-lead, non-partisan politics journal; The Witness. The renowned publication aims to represent a wide range of views on campus, to reflect its diverse readership, and to encourage debate. We’re always open to new writers and regular contributors – so whether it’s Brexit you’re passionate about, or climate change and foreign policy, get your thoughts listed online and in our print edition too by reaching out to our editor-in-chief; Jess Mahon.

 

Committee Members

 

Academic Secretary

Engagement Officer

President

Publicity Secretary

Social Secretary

The Witness Editor

Treasurer

Vice-President

Welfare Officer

 

 

All Events

 
PolSoc in Conversation with: H.E. Mr Seth George Ramocan CD
25th October 6pm - 7pm
Zoom
PolSoc in Conversation with H.E. Mr Seth George Ramocan CD, a Jamaican High Comissioner to the United Kingdom. H.E Mr Ramocan is one of our Black History Month speakers and we would like him to focus on the topic of Windrush.
Polsoc in Conversation with: Bell Ribiero-Addy MP
26th October 7pm - 8pm
Zoom
PolSoc in Conversation with Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham. Bell is one of our Black History Month Speakers - we would like her to talk about diversity, the difficulties she has faces throughout her career and her life as an MP.
Family Halloween Social
28th October 7pm - 10:30pm
The Exonian
Members will arrive at the house of their families "Parent" at 19:00 where they will have some relaxed games and drinks for an hour and half before coming to The Exonian for family competitions, drinking, and games.
PolSoc in conversation with: David Lidington
9th November 6pm - 7pm
Zoom
PolSoc in Conversation with David Lidington, a former conservative MP and Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2018 to 2019, serving as the Minister of State for Europe between 2010 and 2016. David was additionally a member of the Shadow Board.
Day At The Beach Social
11th November 8pm - 10:30pm
The Exonian
Attendees will arrive at The Exonian in beach attire, Hawaiian shirts, trunks, life guard outfits, sea creatures etc. We will then have a series of fun beach themed games to be played
Love Island Social
11th November 8pm - 10:30pm
The Exonian
Attendees will dress as if going to the beach (funky shirts, swim shorts, sunnies etc) and will then be put with a partner for the evening. The partners will have a series of activities to complete against other couples with prizes to be won
PolSoc in conversation with: Dame Eleanor Laing
23rd November 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom
PolSoc in conversation with Dame Eleanor Laing, a member of the Conservative Party, she has served as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons since 2020. Eleanor has served as a Shadow Minister for Women and Equality.
Family Day Out Social
25th November 6:30pm - 10:30pm
The Exonian and various pubs in Exeter
Attendees will go around Exeter for drinks in their families and will go to four different establishments for drinks and end up in The Exonian for 20:30.
PolSoc Winter Ball
2nd December 7pm - 11pm
Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter City
Christmas Social
9th December 8pm - 10:30pm
The Exonian
For the final social of the year attendees will dress in festive outfits and play a series of games which will include the chance to win prizes (these games do not require drinking)
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Next Event

11-a side Intramural Football
12th September - 17th June
University of Exeter Sports Park
The intramural team of the University of Exeter Politics Society, will be participating in the intramural league, organise kickabouts and training sessions at the sports park as well as separate socials across the academic year.

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