School of Politics and International Relations

About the School

Welcome from the staff

Politics Staff 2014

Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations is one of the best in the country. We are equally proud of our excellent teaching reputation, as we are of our superb research output.  We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as top quality PhD supervision.    

We’re a diverse, research-led, School, which integrates research and teaching at every level. We organise our research around our Centres and Institutes, covering almost all aspects of contemporary politics, and publishing regularly in the very best journals and with the top publishers. 

We’re also very proud of our very active student Politics Society, who play a full role in the life of the School, and who have made this video about their work.

More information is available from our website. I hope you can find what you need here; but if not, please just contact us and we’ll try to help. 

Professor Mathew Humphrey - Head of School

Welcome from the students

The Politics Society is a large, politically-neutral society dedicated to complementing the work of the School of Politics and International Relations and providing a social outlet for all politically-minded students at the University.

The society regularly holds a variety of events ranging from guest speakers, trips to Westminster, regular socials and even trips abroad. We also enter a range of sports teams into the University’s intermural league, place some students on our community teaching project in Nottingham and, of course, host our huge Annual Ball at the end of the year. In recent years the society’s football team claimed the league title whilst our trip to New York and Washington DC (where we had tours of the UN, Congress, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court) has won the Students’ Union Best Trip Award more than once.

And as if this wasn't enough, we have a great Politics committee who, on top of doing all this, work with the Politics Department to provide advice and support to all Politics students in our active welfare network.

For more information, visit the Politics Society website, email Politics Society or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Ryan Holmes - Politics Society President 12/13



School of Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4862
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 4859
email: politics-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk