PIR: Politics and International Relations

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About us

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

PIRSoc is a great way to get active on campus – from social nights to panel talks, we host a range of events throughout the year to help you meet like-minded students and gain skills for your future careers.

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.

Regardless of what department you study in, you are welcome – many of our members aren't politics students!


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
  • Academic families
  • Exciting guest speakers
  • Academic events
  • Pub Quizzes
  • Fancy Dress Nights
  • 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 Term 2&3 Membership£7.50
Academic Events Officer
Matthew Paterson
Careers Officer
Giulia Potger
LIMUN Head Delegate
Tannin Jeffrey
Henry Wilkinson
NMUN International Head Delegate
Mehreen Asif
NMUN New York Head Delegate
Jagdeep Bajaj
Harry Stone
Online Journal and IT Officer
Olivia Singh
Madelaine Gray
Oliver Case
Study Abroad Advisor
Meera Saravanan
Arabela Palic
Volunteering and Social Officer
Lucy Courtney
Wellbeing Secretary
Theo Williams