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:

Parliamentary Placement Page

The Application Form is available here - Parliamentary Placement Form 2021

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 by 20 January 2021. 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 27 January 2021. The provisional interview dates for shortlisted candidates are the 2 and 3 February 2021. The successful candidates will then be notified during the week beginning 8 February 2021.



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.

Study Abroad

Exchange Application Form 2019-20

Exchange Presentation - October Meeting



Crisis Games

The crisis simulation games are held every November and students play out a fictional crisis based on topical global events.  For more information contact the Crisis Games Director Elin Royles

Crisis Games page and photos