Our learning community

We foster a vibrant learning community among our staff and students through a number of initiatives.

Pankhurst seminars

Research talks aimed at our undergraduate students, where Politics staff or invited speakers talk about their research in an accessible and engaging manner.

The series of seminars honour Manchester's radical political history and is named after the Pankhurst family. Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester and was the leader of the British suffragette movement. 

Peer mentors

We have an active and supportive peer network of second and third-year Politics students who are happy to answer questions from first-year students and share their experiences about studying here. 

Annual undergraduate conference

This is an annual celebration of our students' research projects that provides an opportunity to share and discuss research ideas with peers and members of staff. The last conference took place on May 2019.

Undergraduate journal

Juncture, our undergraduate politics journal, was founded in 2017 by students Emma Schicker and Matthew Perry. We publish two issues a year (March and July) which provides an encouraging and collegial platform to publicise the best of our students' work. 

All published work is peer-reviewed and edited by the editorial team. You can access published issues and find out more information on our Facebook page


We host numerous events throughout the year. Watch out for announcements via email, alternatively, we advertise these on our 'Learning Community' board (by the Politics hub) on the 4th floor of the Arthur Lewis Building. You can also find or follow us on Twitter