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.
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 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.
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. Please send Sophia Mousoulides a list of the students that you will be bringing. The students will also need to fill out the application form above.
If you have any queries please email Sophia Mousoulides or call 020 7955 7003.
Further information about the 2015 Politics Conference will be released in the new academic year 2014-15.