Welcome to POLIS


We are delighted you are joining us. Here you can find all the information you'll need for your School induction. To help you feel settled and ready to start a new and exciting chapter of your life you can find more information about arriving at Leeds in the Arrival section of our For Students website. There is also a page designed for new students in the School of Politics and International Studies


Induction Week


During induction week, you will:


  • Meet key academics, including your personal tutor and learn about the school.

  • Have the chance to join the POLIS Society, the school’s popular student society, where you will have the chance to meet students from all years in the school.

  • Receive more information about what support and wellbeing services are available both in the school and at the university should you need any additional support during your studies.

  • Have the chance to find out more about the Leeds University Union (LUU) and the hundreds of societies that you can join.

Registration, IT access and Minerva

You can find more information about being a student in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) including key people in your School and your student handbook on the School's Organisation page on Minerva. To access Minerva, you will need to register and get a University username.


International Students

For further information about the University of Leeds international student welcome and orientation programme see the For Students website.


Mature and Part-Time Students

The Lifelong Learning Centre invites all mature and part-time undergraduates starting at the University in September to its autumn welcome event. See the Lifelong Learning website for ways to get in touch with the team and upcoming events.


Contact Us

Throughout your induction and your programme, should you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to ask your Student Education Service team – we are located in room 13.35 of the Social Sciences building.

In light of the recent government and University guidance about the Coronavirus pandemic, POLIS has moved most of its services online, while the campus starts to reopen. We remain committed to offering a high quality service and support to students and have set up a number of communication channels so we can respond to you quickly and provide community support in these challenging circumstances.

Contact details for all POLIS staff, including personal biographies, can be found on the main POLIS website.


Things to Look Forward To