Alongside opportunities to undertake formal study as part of students' postgraduate MA degrees, POLSIS also provides a series of extra-curricular study events. This includes an annual Graduate lecture, with past speakers including Gisela Stuart MP, and former US Congressmen George Nethercutt and David Skaggs.
The department has also run in previous years a trip to the London Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and a Graduate seminar series with invited speakers focusing on topics such as the Global Right to Protest. The full range of events put on within the department is organised with student input, through the department's staff-student liaison committee. These events are an excellent opportunity to supplement learning gained through formal study, with additional activities designed to provide students with insights into more concrete developments in the world of politics and international relations.