Politics Summer School

LONDON - APRIL 12: Parliament square sign in city of Westminster on April 12 2015 in London UK. It's a square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in London.This is an exciting time for UK politics, no matter where you see yourself on the political spectrum. Brexit offers significant challenges and opportunities to both left and right, while the election of Donald Trump looks to usher in a new era of global economic and military relations.

At the Politics Summer School we will be exploring the underlying reasons for the radical shifts of recent years, and equipping students with the knowledge and analytical tools to begin to develop their own opinions as to where we will go next, and how they might be a part of those changes. With seminars and workshops on both political science and theory, including the nature of democracy, representation and freedom, human rights, populist movements and political economy, this Summer School offers a fast-paced and fascinating look at a discipline which is in a state of very rapid development.

In addition to small group seminar-style classes, this five-day Summer School also offers an exciting combination of practical activities including a full day Mock Parliament, in which students take on the role of MPs, Ministers and Party Leaders.

This event is great for anyone who is interested in a political career, or who would like to know how to get more involved or informed about the world around them. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Politics, PPE or related disciplines at university.

See a schedule for this course here.

‘If you are interested in current affairs and politics this is the course for you. I met so many like minded people and enjoyed lectures and activities from some world class teachers.’

‘The Politics Summer School was great. Having just finished my AS levels, I had quite a lot of knowledge of British politics and current affairs but in Debate Chamber, we covered aspects of politics that weren’t on the syllabus. It was amazing to be surrounded by people as interested in politics as me and who had different opinions to me. Furthermore, although I wish to study history at university, the content covered in the sessions and new skills I learnt will be so useful for uni and for my personal statement. The tutors are very highly educated and are proficient in the subjects they teach, and the fellow students were also great!’

‘The Politics Summer School has been the highlight of my summer. Not only did it allow me to further my interest for Politics but allowed me to meet such an incredible group of people whom I had such a large number of items in common with, but also the Tutors that were as passionate about the subject as I was. It is a course that challenges you, forces you to think outside of the box. I would urge all those interested in Politics to apply for the Summer School, it is an experience not be missed out on.’

Practical Details

The Politics Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18, and will take place 24th – 28th July (waiting list only), and repeated 7th – 11th August (limited availability) and 21st-25th August (new dates added – places available) 2017. 

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

The cost of the five day Politics Summer School is £475 per student. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required. Bookings for any event may be made by individual students or parents or through the school.

Partial fees bursaries are available for students who would otherwise face financial barriers to attending the course – please see here for details.

To book a place or places at the Politics Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email info@debatechamber.com, or use the form below.

Booking Form

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you are applying for a bursary please do not complete this form, but instead complete the ‘Bursary Application Form’ here.
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