PIR: Politics and International Relations

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About us

Hello and welcome to Royal Holloway’s Politics and International Relations Society!

There are many ways to be active on campus and PIRSoc is just one of them! PIRSoc is an excellent way to meet like-minded individuals and gauge a greater sense of community at University!

From jet setting to New York to participate in an annual diplomatic conference, and practising diplomacy in the heart of London, to watching politically inspired films of an evening and hosting prestigious talks and debates – there is truly something for everyone.

And everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be studying politics.


PIRSoc is an academic and social society, run by students, with close links to the PIR Department at Royal Holloway. We strive to provide a variety of academic and social events, with the hope that all our members feel included and engaged.

Purchasing a membership to our society will give you access to all of our various events, trips, and activities! The society arranges a series of academic events throughout the year including keynote speakers, panel discussions and seminars.

We further organise events looking at giving opportunities for students to work on developing their professional pursuits and abilities. Though we work hard, we play even harder!

PIRSoc hosts a range of social events from screening films or going to the pub to more upscale events such as dinners, Society Balls, and the famous PIR Boat Party!

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year, we host a wide number of events including:

  • National Model United Nations New York
  • London International Model United Nations
  • National Model United Nations International
  • Royal Holloway Model United Nations
  • Academic families
  • Exciting guest speakers
  • Academic events
  • Pub Quizzes
  • Fancy Dress Nights
  • Pizza and Politics
  • Evening Socials

Contact Us

Please drop us an email at pir@royalholloway.su or visit our website at pirsoc.com. Our socials are:


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  • PIR Standard Membership (Full Year)£12.00
  • PIR Standard Membership (Term Two/Three)£10.00


  • Movie Night to support Ukraine£1.00
  • Boat Party Ticket (student)£25.00
  • Boat Party Ticket (student + guest)£50.00
Academic Events Officer
Courtney Bridges
Careers Officer
Meera Saravanan
LIMUN Head Delegate
Josh Sebon
Molly Taylor
NMUN International Head Delegate
Ashling Hammerton
Hassan Moinuddin
NMUN New York Head Delegate
Madelaine Gray
Annelie Tanzer
Online Journal and IT Officer
Alex Smith
Scarlett Proudfoot
Sharanya Sivarajah
Oliver Case
Volunteering and Social Officer
Giulia Potger