Politics Society | 2021-2022

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Welcome to the Politics Society!

The Politics Society welcomes all students of all subjects and years who have any level of interest in politics, or just want a space to meet new people and have fun! Throughout the year we will be hosting a variety of events and opportunities, including special guest speakers, bar crawls, political discussions, quiz nights, and much more.

After a turbulent period of politics on both national and international levels, political themes are appearing such as health and the climate crisis; during the year of 2021, we will explore them further with guest speakers and discussions in collaboration with the University’s fantastic Politics Department. We aim to be engaged in both Guildford’s, and Surrey’s bustling communities, collaborating with the Students’ Union and other like-minded societies, volunteering by litter picking and helping out on campus as much as we can, running fundraisers in the form of bake sales, and more. It is a tradition that we end the year with the Politics Ball, so make sure you don’t miss it!

If you have any questions at all regarding the society, or simply want someone to talk to, feel free to contact us! (You can find our contact details under ‘Committee’, in ‘About Us’, or under ‘Contact Us’). Our email is ussu.politics@surrey.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing lots of new members, as well as familiar faces very soon! The Politics Society will follow and respect all government Covid-19 regulations. Whilst we will not force any members to wear masks or be vaccinated, we will recommend masks be worn in tight and enclosed spaces where distance from others is difficult, and we recommend all students book their free coronavirus vaccine via the NHS. Vaccination protects you, and others!

A Black Lives Matter sign at a protest in London, UK.
A black woman holding up a Black Lives Matter sign during a Black Lives Matter Protest in London, UK, with the Palace of Westminster in the background.
The statue of Winston Churchill in London, UK, surrounded by Black Lives Matter protestors.

About us

  • Our goal is to provide members with a platform to learn about local, national, and international political matters; covering a wide range of topics and themes such as Climate Change, Electoral Reform, the Uyghur Genocide, Health Crises, Western and non-Western Politics, and more…
  • We have and will continue to collaborate with both political and non-political societies, including:
  • We’re not just all about learning… We like to have fun! Just like last year’s committee, we will be running a variety of social events such as Pub Crawls, Pizza & Quiz nights, Movie Nights, and volunteer-based socials such as litter picking alongside the Students Union. More information about events can be found here.

The Committee, 2021-2022

With thanks to the 2021-2022 committee has successfully organised and hosted a variety of educational and social events throughout Term 1, and we look forward to going further in Term 2! All members have played an instrumental part in our actions, including active planning, designing, and providing feedback ensuring we meet the best expectations possible.


Events

With the weather improving and lockdown regulations reducing, we expect to enjoy more bar crawls, Politics & Pints, and educational events with guest speakers. Expect to get engaged in topics ranging electoral reform, climate change, charities, foreign policy, and more!

To find out more about previous and upcoming events, click the button below.

Previous events included…

Politics and Pints advert, welcome back to Term 2

Politics and Pints

As a welcome back to Term 2, we’re hosting our first Politics & Pints social at Wates House, allowing members to catch up over a few drinks and discuss the current political affairs in the UK and beyond.

Make Votes Matter: A Campaign for Proportional Representation

Back in October 2021 we hosted an impartial educational event in the Hive on campus on the subject of electoral reform. With guest speakers Dr Alia Middleton and Make Votes Matter spokesperson Debbie Woudman, we covered the intricacies of FPTP and PR voting systems, and engaged in a wide discussion around electoral reform in the UK.

Educational event advert on electoral reform

Membership

All you need to know about membership to the Politics Society is that it is free, and we will continue to keep it free! For more information and to become a member, click the button below.


We love making sure we capture all the great moments we experience during our socials and events; for pictures of the current and previous academic year, click the button below.


Blog

Check out our Politics Society blog below where we intend to write about local, national, regional, and international political situations, as well as any news and information about the society.


Contact us

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch! Find our social media and email details by clicking the button below.


Visit the Students’ Union website

For more information about the Students’ Union, click below. We have a fantastic new Students’ Union team who are ready to represent all students and societies! The Students’ Union can be contacted by email with ussu.information@surrey.ac.uk.