PAIRS (Politics & Intl Relations)


PAIRS is a society for all students interested in domestic and international politics.

The society aims to create a lively environment to discuss current issues and topics and to provide networking opportunities to our members. It is also a great meeting point for students of Politics & International Relations from all levels to get peer support.

While the society makes the learning of Politics & IR more engaging, it is by no means only for the students of these subjects. We encourage all students interested in current affairs to join. All that is required is the interest for the subject. In addition we also co-operate with other political societies at UWE and organize official debates with them once a term. UWE Question Time held last spring was a huge success!

Model United Nations (MUN) conferences are an official part of PAIRS activities. We attempt to participate in at least one MUN annually together, plus inform our members about up-coming MUNs around the world. The first UWE MUN Conference was organized in October 2012 and we are looking into organizing the second this October so keep your eyes open!


The most common activities are the regular socials and debates, that take turn each week. Our socials last term included traditional pub evenings, bowling, mini-golf and an evening to remember - a joint social with ENACTUS. We also attempt to look out for interesting talks locally, nationally and within the university.

PAIRS was honoured with the award for the Society of the Year 2012-13 meaning that the current committee will do their best to keep this title.

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