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

Media and the Criminal Justice system

Years: 12/13
Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 11.00-15.15

Venue: The Dark Studio, Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

In this research-led seminar, a GW4 research team will present the findings of a current project examining the integration of cameras into courtroom proceedings.

Media and the Criminal Justice system

Years: 12/13
Date: 1 December 2016
Time: 10.45-15.30

Venue: University of Exeter, Streatham campus

In this research-led seminar, a GW4 research team will present the findings of a current project examining the integration of cameras into courtroom proceedings.

Proper Victims?: Public Salience and Sexual Offences

Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science- A research-based event

Date: 9 November 2016

Time: 10.30-15.30

Venue: Exeter Castle, EX4 3PU

This day-long workshop will engage students aged 16-18 in two cutting-edge social science problems:

  • Does society expect ‘proper’ victims of sexual violence to appear a particular way?
  • And are we failing to protect victims that do not confirm this stereotype?

Civic Literacy Project

Years: Primary
Location: In your school
Duration: Varied

The Civic Literacy Project is an exciting school-based academic-led outreach initiative for Primary School students. 

Generally, the project involves a member of staff from the Politics Department visiting the school and leading a class in a group project over a series of weeks on the broad theme of 'citizenship'.

U3A (University of the Third Age)

Years: 8 & 9
Location: Streatham Campus
Date: Date to be confirmed (May)
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.