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

The 2019 conference took place on Wednesday 12 June and covered the theme Resistance: Radical Politics in times of Crisis 

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?

Applications for the 2020 conference will open in February 2020.

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