Politics Summer School - Debate Chamber

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 astonishing time for UK politics, no matter where you see yourself on the political spectrum. With the Prime Minster facing a very challenging parliament, and yet unable to call an election, and a Labour Party still struggling for unity, the future political direction of the UK (indeed, the very nature of our democracy) is very much in the balance, both in terms of Brexit, and wider policy choices.

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 future prospects for democratic decision-making, 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.

This is an astonishing time for UK politics, no matter where you see yourself on the political spectrum. With the Prime Minster facing a very challenging parliament, and yet unable to call an election, and a Labour Party still struggling for unity, the future political direction of the UK (indeed, the very nature of our democracy) is very much in the balance, both in terms of Brexit, and wider policy choices.

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.

‘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.’

‘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.

Dates for this course are not yet available for Summer 2020 – if you are interested in attending, then please complete the form below and we will let you know once dates are announced (this will likely be in October 2019). 

Teaching hours on each day run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

The cost of the five-day Politics Summer School is £520 per student. To reserve your place you will need to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance of the payment due eight weeks in advance of the course start date.

Please note that we will have a number of partial (up to 90%) fees bursaries available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – bursary applications will open once dates are available.

To express your interest in the Politics Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0800 8101058, email info@debatechamber.com, or complete the form below.

Express Your Interest:

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