Opportunities for students
Clubs, societies and events
The University has a wide range of clubs and societies to cater for a variety of interests, which you may be interested in joining. There are also a wide-range of events in the Department and across Oxford, many of which are open to Oxford students.
Opportunities for all students
The Oxford University Politics blog is hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations. The blog promotes leading academic research and analysis to readers in and outside the University. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to submit contributions to the blog.
The students of the Department of Politics and International Relations are some of the best in the world and are often recognised as such. When students are awarded a prize - be that an internal one or from other nationally or internationally recognised bodies for an outstanding disertatation or thesis - we endeavour to share the good news with as many people as possible. The department's website hosts news of such recognition and its also broadcast on our social media. The department's Twitter account for example has a huge number of followers.
Whilst at Oxford, students can access impartial and comprehensive support in career planning and management. The Careers service on the University of Oxford's website offers job vacancies, internships, events, skills sessions, fairs and resources. Meanwhile Career Connect is a web-based database of Oxford alumni who have volunteered to share their career experiences with current students. This provides current students and recent graduates with behind-the-scenes insights into an organisation or occupation, as well as creating valuable opportunities for networking.
How to make the most of Oxford opportunities
Graduate student opportunities
The Department of Politics and International Relations offers training in teaching, and also maintains a Tutorial Register, which includes lists of graduate students who would like to offer tutorials to undergraduates studying for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and History and Politics degrees. Please note that there are conditions of entry to this scheme.
In addition to supporting students in publishing in major peer-reviewed journals, Oxford can offer publishing and editing opportunities.
The Oxford University Politics blog provides paid part-time, fixed-term Blog Editor positions, as well as opportunities to pitch blogs for publishing.
St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal established in 2005 by graduate members of St Antony’s College.
Doctoral students from the Department of Politics and International Relations may have the opportunity to convene academic seminars, workshops or conferences. Check out our full list of events for some examples.