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Yasmin Hossain
Tel: 0207 955 7003




Year 12 Politics Conference

Each year, LSE holds a politics conference for 100 Year 12 students from London state schools.

The conference is run in partnership with the LSE Politics group, made up of the Department of Government, the Department of International Relations, the European Institute and the Department of International Development.  

In 2013, 85% of attendees rated the conference as “excellent” or “good”, and a staggering 100% of attendees indicated that they found the conference to be interesting and worthwhile.

The 2014 conference was run with the Department of International Relations. Senior LSE academics led pupils through a programme of lectures and seminars. 

Draft programme|

This title of the 2014 conference was ‘The New Face of War and Conflict in the 21st Century’ and took place Tuesday 24 June 2014.

The 2015 Year 12 Politics Conference will take place on Tuesday 23rd June 2015. The application period for the conference will open in Spring 2015.

The quarter century since the end of the Cold War has given rise to a range of different forms of conflicts and wars, leading some observers to speaking of ‘new wars’ as well as new ‘generations’ and technologies of warfare.  Against this backdrop, three leading specialists on war, terrorism, and genocide in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) offer their views on questions of continuity and change in conflict and warfare today, and on questions regarding the future of war and conflict in the decades ahead.

In addition to the academic content of the day, attendees had the opportunity to tour campus, learn about career and internship opportunities related to Politics degrees, and talk with current LSE undergraduates about their LSE experience. 

Eligibility criteria

Students studying A Level Politics or a related subject or students that are considering applying for a Politics or a related degree should apply for the conference.

Students that wish to join the Politics Conference must attend a school that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Attain below the national average at GCSE / A level.
  • Have over 35.1% of pupils on free school meals.

In addition, pupils who wish to participate must meet at least one of the following:

  • In receipt of free school meals
  • Looked after child (in care)

Or two of the following:

  • No parental experience of Higher Education (HE)
  • Parents employed in low socio economic categories
  • Live in an area of low participation to HE
  • Have a disability
  • From an ethnic group which is under represented in Higher Education

Teachers: If you plan to bring a group of students please ensure that the students meet the eligibility criteria. Each of the students will be required to fill in an application form. 

If you have any queries please email Yasmin Hossain| or call 020 7955 7003.