WHAT WE DO
Edinburgh Political Union is the University of Edinburgh's society for Politics & International Relations. We're the official society representing the department of Politics & IR within the School of Social and Political Science, and one of the oldest and largest societies at the University of Edinburgh. We run a broad program of activities throughout the academic year, and we want you to get the most out of your time here in Edinburgh. From academic events to excursions, careers events and socials, have a look below to see what you can expect from us.
WE ARE A SPEAKER'S BUREAU
We host talks from distinguished speakers from around the world on subjects relevant to politics and international relations. We have a proud tradition of successful events, including NATO Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former ambassador to the UN, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, and former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
WE HOST CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
We organise events that will help our members develop their employability and get the skills needed to prosper in variety of career paths such as journalism, political consulting and risk.
WE PUBLISH LEVIATHAN
Leviathan is the University of Edinburgh's Journal of Politics and International Relations. The Journal provides students and staff with an opportunity to explore politics and international relations in a creative and deliberative manner. It gives student writers and thinkers the opportunity to get published, express their opinions and engage in meaningful debate.
WE ARE AN ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
As the official society of the Politics and IR Department of the School of Social and Political Science, we are a forum for improving the PIR degree programmes, and engaging in peer-to-peer learning. Check out PIR Pals, academic support network we support with the Department.
WE HOST STUDENT SOCIALS
Among them is the Annual School of Social and Political Science Ball. Socials help our members come together and meet their coursemates in a relaxed atmosphere. We have a proud tradition of hosting a large number of events each year.
WE ARE AN ALUMNI NETWORK
Bringing together current and past members, we also make it our mission to connect students with opportunities from outside the classroom.