1. 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 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.

3. 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. 

4. 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!

5. We host Student Socials

Like the Annual School of Social and Political Science Ball. We are planning a large number of events this year, including conferences and a trip abroad.

6. We are an Alumni Network

Bringing together current and past alumni to connect students with opportunities from outside the classroom.