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In 2019, first year International Social and Public Policy students restarted the Social Policy Society. We believed that our department and our field of study needed representation within the Student Union at LSE. We became fully committed to building this society from the ground up. Our aim is to support and enrich the social and educational university experience of each member, expanding our understanding of Social Policy and building a student’s community. Our first year was very developmental as we needed to structure the society. We decided to form four distinct branches to appeal to as many students as possible and provide ample opportunities for events.
We want to increase the sense of community through hosting in-person and virtual events for society members. We also want to entertain a social aspect of the society, planning more casual events that will bring social policy enthusiasts together. This social aspect will hopefully be relaxed, and prompt students from other departments to mingle with the society.
The SPS is a new and inclusive society, open to change and creativity. We are hoping that the SPS can be a hub that makes your time at LSE that much more fun and comfortable.
The Social Policy Society has a core committee that includes the President, Secretary and Treasurer. There are no variations in memberships, and everyone has an equal opportunity to get as involved as they please. This society can be solely social for you, or you may get heavily involved in more than one sub-committee. We want to welcome everyone in with open arms, and allow you to decide how involved you want to get.
The membership fee is 2.50 pounds and will go towards society events (so really, you're investing in yourself). Most societies cap their membership fee at 2.00, but being the Social Policy Society, we all know that that extra 50p of tax goes a long way to benefitting the collective.
Over the year, each sub-committee is responsible for the different events hosted by the Social Policy society. These include:
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