Department of Political Science


The International and Public Affairs Society

The International and Public Affairs Society (IPAS) is our student-run society for all students within the Department.

Students are at the heart of the Department and IPAS organise and are involved in many activities across the year including fundraising events and academic conferences. They endeavour to develop a strong and friendly community within the Department to ensure all have the best possible experience during their time at UCL. Social events range from informal debates, film screenings, fun-runs, and parties. All are welcome.

Meet the team


The key people who make things happen! Get to know who they are and how you can get involved.



We run a large number of events and activities to keep connected with our fellow students and colleagues - keep an eye out!






Mission and vision

  • Develop a strong and friendly community within UCL’s School of Public Policy (SPP).
  • Organise social and fundraising events.
  • Introduce new events and set novel trends.
  • Build connections between UCL’s SPP community and the outside world, especially through working with other societies across different universities in London.
  • Organise joint events with major think tanks.
  • Organise philanthropic events and raise funds for a charity of the Committee’s choosing.
  • Enhance cooperation with other societies within UCL.
  • Draft a new Constitution for IPAS.