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Support for Students

Explore below the various ways, as students, you can engage with Public Policy|Southampton. We offer training, internship and work experience opportunities, and learning resources. Send us an email at for more information!

Internship Scheme

Internship Scheme

In partnership with Excel Southampton, build your CV and experience by working with us. You'll learn new skills, have new experiences, and test if the policy world is for you!

Policy Projects

Studentships and Doctoral Training

UKRI fund lots of opportunities where those studying for a doctorate on a UKRI studentship can gain research experience and skills. Click to find out more!


Placements and Secondments

If you are a PhD student or UoS researcher looking to have a placement or secondment experience, click here to find out more how to engage.

Latest news

Policy Associates Scheme

The Policy Associates Scheme allows UoS PhD Students and Post Doctoral Fellows to learn new skills, including in evidence to policy interface and gain experience of working with the PPS team. Find out more.

PPS Blogs

PPS Blogs

Click here to read blogs by UoS students, from internships to PhD Secondments, to work experience, working on a range of topics, such as social integration, innovation and environmental politics.


Policy Podcasts

Click here to listen to our Policy Podcast series. In each episode we speak to UoS researchers and experts, about their experiences confronting critical issues in the domestic and foreign policies.

Policy Impact

Policy Impact Training

Are you a PhD student looking to enhance the policy impact of your research? Click here to view our upcoming policy training sessions as well as previous filmed training sessions.

Best Engagement

Policy Videos

Want to know how best to engage with research and policymakers? Click here to view PPS videos on best practice!

Finding Work Experience

How to get a job working for an MP

Work 4 MP

Resources and Reading Lists 

Farley-Ripple, E., Oliver, K. and Boaz, A., 2020. Mapping The Community: Use Of Research Evidence In Policy And Practice.

Jasper Montana and James Wilsdon, 2021. Analysts, Advocates and Applicators - Understanding and engaging with different actors in the evidence for policy movement.

Analysts, Advocates and Applicators – Understanding and engaging with different actors in the evidence for policy movement


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