Enhancing your Student Experience

In the School of Government and Society we offer much more than a degree. As a student here, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.

Some of these are targeted to help you build skills and experience for your CV, others are more open events designed to expose you to high-level speakers on current debates relevant to all G&S students. 

Recent enhancement activities:

Student profile: Bryony Pike, International Model NATO Conference 2018

Description
Model NATO 2018 was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. As a mature student doing a masters in International Development, doing something so politically focused was out of my comfort zone.
Date:
Tuesday 18th September 2018

Student report: Graciela Margareta Correia Magno, Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation training programme with ICCS (2017)

Description
Thank you for the funding support from the School of Government's Student Enhancement Fund to attend the training program in Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

Student report: John Allison, Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation training programme with ICCS (2017)

Description
Thanks to funds from the School of Government's Student Enhancement Fund, I was able to participate in a 5-day training programme in Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

Student report: Ciaran McDiamond, BA International Relations and Political Science with Year Abroad

Description
Whilst on my year abroad at The University of Hong Kong I was lucky enough to take part on a study visit to The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea).
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

POLSIS Annual Staff vs. Undergraduates Football Match

Description
The annual POLSIS staff vs student football game took place on Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

'General Election: Student Voices' - special episode of the Political Worldview podcast

Description
Political Worldview has a special 'Student Voices' episode, out now! We're joined by four current Birmingham students to talk about the UK election from their perspective: the parties, the policies, the social media echo-chamber, and the vexed question of why youth turnout isn't higher.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017

Recent and future events thoughout the School include:

Model NATO

POLSIS as part of an initiative of the School of Government and Society, also sends a student delegation each February to participate in a role play exercise of decision making in NATO. This is held in Washington D.C.. Students in previous years have represented France, Turkey and the United States.

Undergraduate Conference

This conference is designed for, and organised and run by Undergraduate students from Government and Society. From choosing the speakers and organising the panels to designing the marketing and promotion strategy, this is a conference by students and for students, supported and guided by G&S staff.

Model United Nations on Campus

This on-campus event is open to undergraduates, providing students with the opportunity to identify a potential threat to international peace and security, and to role play UN Security Council members as their chosen crisis unfolds.

Student funding opportunities

Departmental Activities