PAIRS (Politics & Intl Relations)


Welcome to the UWE PAIRS (Politics & International Relations Society) Page!

We are a society and network for all UWE students that discusses hot-button political issues in a variety of different events and collaborations with other societies. We also provide many networking opportunities if you're interested in getting further in to the political sphere. If you're a Politics & IR student (or someone who is interested in the subject field but not studying it) its a great place to get peer support no matter your level. However we aren’t just here for politics students; we invite all students who are interested in domestic and international politics to sign up and join us at our events and debates.


Committee 2021/2022

Isabel Ryall (President)

Sadie Trent (Vice President & Events co-coordinator)

Calun Thomas (Treasurer)

Ryan Stevens (Social Media)


Model United Nations (MUN) conferences are an official part of UWE PAIRS activities. Our own UWE MUN has grown hugely since its humble beginnings in 2012, an event we run annually with great success. We also offer our members opportunities to attend up-coming MUNs around the world. We aim to relaunch this as soon as we are physically able too. 



PAIRS Events

We also hold regular debates on current political issues alongside new PAIRS events such as Movie Night Debates and Café Politik. Scroll down for details of some of our upcoming events! The most common activities are the regular socials and debates, which we aim to run weekly. Our past socials have included traditional pub evenings, bowling, mini-golf, the Bristol Festival of Ideas talks and a joint social with the Politics Society of University of Bristol. We also attempt to look out for interesting talks locally, nationally and within the university.

Society of the Year 2012-2013 

PAIRS is a multi award winning society. In the past we have been honoured to be voted the Best Academic Society of the Year, Best Trip and Most Improved Society and we consistently receive nominations at the society ball. So join us today and become part of an active, friendly network for all UWE Students!



If you have any questions or would like to contact us about anything else to do with PAIRS please PM us on Facebook or tweet us using the links above. Alternatively you can drop us an email at


UPCOMING EVENTS (Please message the society on Facebook for an invite)


Please see facebook page for any announcements


Past events

Politics and International Relations Q&A with Eldar Gasimov - YouTube

Lords and Legislation discussion with Baroness Sal Brinton - YouTube

#WhatIsHappeningInMyanmar: Q&A with KCL PhD student Anna Plunkett - YouTube

Politics, Refugee and asylum discussion with Glasgow Girl Roza Salih - YouTube

Paul Niland talks all things Ukraine with UWE PAIRS - YouTube