The Department supports and works closely with several student-run societies at King’s. We encourage students to get involved in the numerous events hosted by our societies and with their publications.
The Economics and Finance Society
The Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is a passionate group of young economists who organise public-policy focused events with high-calibre speakers on a range of issues.
Recent talks have come from Newsnight’s Evan Davis, Financial Times columnist Tim Harford ( below left), Cambridge Economist, Ha- Joon Chang (below right), former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and David Halpern, head of the Behavioural Insight Team.
Read their publication Perspectives
Find out more about the Economics and Finance Society
The Politics Society
The Politics Society is one of the most rapidly growing societies at King’s. With hundreds of members and a host of high-profile conferences, workshops and a quarterly journal, the society is a forum for discussing pressing political issues across the national and international spheres.
The Politics Society held a number of successful events this year, including an event on Russia in cooperation with King's Russia Institute and a discussion around David Cameron and Europe.
Read the Politics Society publication Dialogue
Find out more about the Politics Society
The Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society
A friendly and newly founded student society, the KCL Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Society has had three major achievements in its inaugural year. It has hosted talks by renowned academics and MPs (such as Jonathan Wolff and Oliver Letwin), founded the University of London's PPE Journal Agora, and hosted informal socials.
King's PPE Society has launched a new student journal, also named Agora, this academic year.
Find out more about the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society.
King's Think Tank
Started in 2010 in the wake of the student fees demonstrations, King’s Think Tank is a student-led policy organisation dedicated to opening up political debate and policy to students at King’s College London. With increasing political disillusionment among young people, the Think Tank strives to reengage and reinvigorate the student community.
Comprising seven policy centres covering all the main areas of policy today – Law, Education, Energy & Environment, Defence & Diplomacy, Business & Economics, European Affairs and Global Health, the Think Tank is a diverse and progressive body, holding twice-monthly panel events with renowned experts and publishing a policy journal twice-yearly.
The organisation is, importantly, nonpartisan, and strives to promote fairness and academic stringency.
Read the King's Think Tank publication The Spectrum
Find out more about the King's Think Tank