Placement, Exchanges & Crisis Games
Students get hands-on experience of political life, assisting MPs or MSs in the House of Commons or in Senedd Cymru – the Welsh Parliament for around 6 weeks. Open to second year students only. Contact Employability Officer R. Gerald Hughes for details:
The Application Form is available here - Parliamentary Placement Form 2024
This form should be completed and submitted with the rest of the application, together with a CV, and a one-page summary of why you want to go on the scheme by e-mail to R. Gerald Hughes and Ceuron Bryn Tecwyn by 15 February 2024. If you are selected to go forward for a placement, your CV and personal statement will be sent to potential host MPs/AMs. This application form is for Departmental purposes only. Applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by e-mail by February 2024. The provisional interview dates for shortlisted candidates will be week beginning 4 March 2024. The successful candidates will then be notified during the week beginning 11 March 2024.
The Department of International Politics offers students on its undergraduate degree schemes the opportunity to spend part of their studies at a university abroad. Please find below some information on the exchange schemes and on the universities with which we have established links.
The crisis simulation games are held every November and students play out a fictional crisis based on topical global events. For more information contact Dr Chris Phillips.