The Year 12 Politics Conference

Politics Conference: Year 12

This event will appeal to students with an interest in politics or related subjects, such as international relations or history. 

I loved the seminars and discussing different views and perspectives
Politics Conference participant

 Please see below for more information about the Politics Conference and how to apply.

When and where does the scheme run?

This year's Politics Conference will be delivered via Zoom and will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 4.00pm.

What activities are included?

 This year's event will explore the lessons learnt from the Trump administration. 

It will be run in partnership with the LSE Department of International Relations.

The event will include:

  • an introduction to LSE and the Department of International Relations
  • interactive seminars
  • opportunities to engage with eminent LSE academics
  • LSE students sharing their experiences of university

Are there any costs involved?

There is no cost to attend.

What training do LSE staff receive?

All LSE staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people attend specific training in line with our Safeguarding Guidance and Procedures. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, students must be in year 12 and attending a non-selective 6th form or college in the UK.

Students who apply should also be interested in studying a politics-related subject at university (eg, government, international relations, history etc).

If oversubscribed, we may prioritise students who meet specific additional criteria outlined in our application form.

How can I find out more and apply?

Applications are now closed.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the LSE Widening Participation team with further details and next steps.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy 

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as ‘Force Majeure’ events and including but not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises), we may need to cancel sessions at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.