Student Groups

This is your chance to get involved! You can join our community in the School of Government and work with staff to enhance student experience.

There are variety of ways you can get involved:

Student Representation

The Student Representation System (Student Reps) is a partnership between the different departments and schools in the University and the Guild of Students. The Student Rep System exists to empower you to make a direct impact on your school and programme. Your Student Reps collect feedback and put forward your views on your course, department, and any other aspects of University life at Student-Staff Forums. You can find out more about getting in touch with your Student Rep, or how to volunteer to be a Rep, - or just get in touch with your Student Experience Officer.

POLSIS in Colour

The Department of POLSIS (Political Science and International Studies) is proud to be home to the student society POLIS In Colour. POLSIS In Colour is a student-led society for students from black, asian, and ethnic minority communities studying within the department of POLSIS. The society works actively within the department to promote opportunities for it's members and other students in POLSIS, including organising events, activities, and internships. If you belong to the black, asian, or ethnic minority communities, you can find more about POLSIS in Colour on their Instagram @polsisincolour.

Politics Society

The Politics Society (also known as POLSOC) is for anyone interested in or studying politics. They work with the School and the Guild of Students to run a mixture of events to make sure you get the most out of politics at the University of Birmingham, including social, sports, academic, and careers & employability events. If you would like to find out more about Politics Society, please visit their Instagram account @uobpolitics.

International Development Society

The International Development society is open to anyone studying or interested in international development. The society provides an opportunity to reflect and engage in lively topical debates about global development efforts -particularly in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- with like-minded peers. The society also organises a range of events, such as field trips, debates, discussion panels, and much more. Find out more information on joining the ID society 

Women In Politics

Women in Politics is a non-partisan group for all women and self-identifying women, where you can meet and socialise in a friendly and informative environment. The society organises a range of events from small social gatherings, film and discussion nights, workshops from the civil service, to their annual conference. To find out more please visit Women In Politics on Instagram @womeninpoliticsuob.

LGBTQ+ In Politics

LGBTQ+ in Politics is a social group exclusively for students in the School of Government where they can meet, socialise and organise events.

We also have the wider UoB LGBTQ+ group, open to all students at the University . Find out more about this group on the Guild of Students website

The Guild of Students

The Guild of Students is your Student Union. The Guild runs events, activities and services to help you meet new people, have fun, develop new skills, get support and generally get the best from Birmingham. The Guild is also home to 500+ student groups and societies – covering a range of sports, skills, hobbies, cultures, interests, degree programmes, and faiths. Find out more.