The Year 12 Politics Conference

Politics Conference: Year 12

Each year, LSE holds a politics conference for 120 Year 12 students from non-selective London state schools, comprising lectures, panel discussions and seminars.

I loved the seminars and discussing different views and perspectives
Politics conference participant

LSE has decided to postpone all public events from 23 March until further notice. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Politics Conference. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause, but hope you understand our reasons.

Please check LSE's dedicated coronavirus FAQs page for the latest information. 

When and where does the scheme run?

The annual conference is based at LSE.

What activities are included?

The day is run in partnership with the Departments of Government and International Relations at LSE.

It offers participants the chance to hear lectures from eminent academics, to talk with current LSE students about their experiences at university and to participate in interactive seminars.

Are there any costs involved?

There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided on the day.

What training do LSE staff receive?

All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training before the event. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Who is eligible?

The event is aimed at Year 12 students with an interest in studying a politics-related subject at university. Please see our core eligibility criteria for more information.

How can I find out more and apply?

The Politics Conference was due to take place on 10 June, but has been cancelled, as stated above. For information on future events, we advise checking this page in early 2021. Teachers and advisers are invited to join our mailing list (this allows you to specify interest in particular programmes and events). 

Useful resources:

2020 Politics Conference poster

If you have any questions about the conference which are not answered on this page, please contact




Cancellation Policy 

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.