The University of Sheffield Politics Society

We have over 250 members and it is one of the best ways for politics students to get to know each other and settle into university life.


The society provides all sorts of ways for you to engage with your course friends and staff, including: political events, socials, European trips, intramural sports teams, political speakers and a number of volunteering opportunities.

Political events

We offer a variety of political events, such as Think Tanks and hosting a number of speakers, which include Members of Parliament. We work with other political societies to make sure we offer dynamic events that speak to everyone on the political spectrum.

Other events

We have an annual trip to Westminster, a political pilgrimage for society members to help you gain a further understanding of ‘British Politics’. We also organise an annual trip abroad.

You will also be invited to the Winter Dinner and Summer Ball so you can celebrate with course friends by getting dressed to the nines and dancing until morning.

Charity and volunteering

The society organises various fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for our adopted charities, including the annual pyjama social. The society also runs a volunteering scheme each year which you can take part in.

The Politics Society is wonderful as it provides support for all students regardless if they do Politics or not. I have met new people and even been on a trip to Amsterdam. You’ll definitely emerge a more confident person with greater social skills.

Ifrah Ismail

BA Politics and International Relations 2018


We offer a variety of different socials throughout the year and this year we're hoping to expand the activities and socials on offer making it the most fun and inclusive year yet.

These range from nights out to non-alcoholic socials and huge events with other societies, like The Big Fat Social, one of the biggest socials across the university. The Fresher’s Social is the best place to meet your future friends for life.


We have a number of sports teams in the intramural leagues; including successful football and netball teams. Whether you're a semi-professional or a beginner we'd love you to get involved.

The society’s football team recently won the Intramural cup and the netball team has jumped up two leagues, both testaments to how great our sides are. Each sport organises their own socials and awards nights - it’s all great fun!

How to join

The POLSOC Facebook group is how the society keeps in contact with its members and lists most of its upcoming events.

You can also email:, or check out the POLSOC website.


Membership for PolSoc costs just £20 for three years or £10 for one year and will be available online.

The fee goes towards putting on and making sure we give you the best value for money for all the socials, sports, charities and activities you can get involved in during your time at Sheffield.

Get in touch

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Sheffield. Send us an email or connect with us on social media to get a flavour for what our events are all about:

Your Committee

  • President – Jen Selim
  • Secretary (General) – Katy Francis
  • Treasurer – Katie Streatfield
  • International and Inclusions Secretary - Becca Mutsatsa
  • Political Events Secretaries – Becky Wilkie and Holly Barden
  • Charity Secretary – Haleema Kapasi
  • Volunteering Secretary - Dominic Richmond
  • Social Secretaries - Rosie Hippesley-Cox and Ali Basma
  • IT and Promotions Secretary – Alex Lloyd
  • Football Secretaries – Jack Moss and John Ikonomidis
  • Netball Secretary – Eleanor Wase

Study with us

The study of politics covers much more than you might think, and at Sheffield we have an enormously diverse range of topics and approaches on offer. 

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate study

PhD study