Politics and International Relations Outreach 

Politics affects the lives of every individual in the world, every day. Studying Politics and International Relations isn’t just about government policies and parliament, although it does include these areas. Recent rapid global, technological and cultural transformations are at the heart of many recent changes in how societies operate and are governed, and you’ll study the various forces that influence the exercise of power within and between nations. Issues you’ll look into include the environment, security, elections, popular protest, the history of political thought, public policy and party politics.

You don’t have to be a politician if you study politics and international relations. The skills that you gain and areas that you learn about are highly relevant for a range of careers. Previous graduates who have studied politics and international relations have worked in various areas including: civil service; film production; estate agency; banking; insurance; management consultancy; law; advertising; health; education; retail; and, of course, parliamentary or governmental positions.

Our events

Brexit: A discussion of the UK's future in Europe

Years: 8 & 9
Location: Streatham Campus
Date: Thursday 29 June 2017
Duration: 10:00-3:00pm

In light of the referendum result of 2016, and the ensuing discussions on the practicalities of Brexit, the UK's relationship with the EU is at its most contentious position to date. This session looks to draw together U3A, and secondary school children, to discuss the role of the Community in British politics, and the respective advantages and disadvantages of disbanding the longstanding connection between the domestic and supranational level.