Freshers Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt

WSS Pub crawl 2018 _ 210918 _ 7 pm _ FridayPhilosophy bar _ the vault _ Knights Templar (2)

Hello everyone!

Freshers Week is approaching, and we want to end it with a bang! On Friday, we will host the first pub crawl of the season. However, it comes with a twist – to know which pub you’re headed to, you will have to answer quizzes and look for clues along the way.

This is a brilliant way of getting to know your new peers in a friendly and fun environment. We will meet at the Strand Campus at 7 PM on Friday (21st of September). The event can be found on Facebook here (be sure to like our page while you’re at it).


Excited to see you all! In the meantime, enjoy freshers week!

The Society


What Merchandise Will You Be Sporting In September?

One of the many things the committee is currently planning is merchandise! Your opinion is valuable to us, and we hope many of you could take a minute to answer this poll on what kind of merch you want us to stock for the upcoming term. The two alternatives with the most votes will be the two options of merchandise that we will offer in September.

We are very excited to see you all in September dressed in the latest War Studies fashion.

The link to the poll can be found here. 

New Committee

Members of the War Studies Society welcomed 6 new committee members at the end of the last term. We are very excited to begin our work and have many exciting ideas and plans for the coming term.

Sasha Cantet was elected President, and have Henning Sønsterud by her side as Vice President. They are both honoured to have been granted the opportunity to continue the good work the previous committee did.

Aahan Upadhyay and Rania Mohiuddin will be taking the positions of Social Secretaries, and have many interesting ideas for new events. Saga Jaubert is the name of the new Treasurer, who will be in charge of overseeing that our finances run smoothly. Julia Thommessen is the new Publicity and Merchandising Officer, ensuring our members are dressed in the latest War Studies fashion.

Thank you for trusting us enough to vote for us. We hope we will run this society in a way that is pleasing to all our members. We are all extremely excited to begin our work and hope to continue the legacy of the committees before us.

Remember to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages!

VOTING is now open

Dear Society Members,

The time has come to elect next year’s committee, the ballot is officially open and will be open until SUNDAY at 23h59.

You must be a registered Society Member on KCLSU to vote. 

Link to the ballot:

Link to Manifestos:–flA1OQDIBuOi3FY73s4VusQmFirTAt6clle8/edit?usp=sharing

Best of luck to all of our candidates,

the 2017-2018 committee

2018-2019 Committee Nominations Open!

The War Studies Society is happy to announce Committee Elections for the 2018-2019 academic year! Being on the War Studies Society committee is a great opportunity to give back to your fellow students, gain organisation skills and have some fun along the way. The positions available are as follows:

-Vice President
-Social Secretary (2 positions)
-Publicity & Merchandising Officer

If you would like to run for a position, please send a short manifesto (200-300 words) to explaining why you are fit for the position, why you want to be on the committee, and any ideas you may have for next year. These manifestos will be due by 23:59 on March 18th and will be posted for the public the following week.

Students can run as an unofficial ‘ticket’ but you are free to vote for anyone.

Eligilibity Requirements: must be a student in the War Studies Department (joint-honours included) this year (2017-2018) AND next year (2018-2019). 

Attached is a document with short descriptions for each position, if you have any other questions regarding them- message or email us. 

Good luck!

WSS Committee

Events for March 2018: Wrapping up a Great Year!

Dear fellow War Studies Society Members:

The time has come for our final line up of events for the academic year

March 13th: Exam review panel for 1st years (rooms TBC) on both IR and War Studies, 2nd-year volunteers will enlighten on how to approach exams and selecting classes.

March 15th: our last pub social for the year! Come to the Knights Templar for our final round of pints with your friends and coursemates

March 18th: Election nominations close

March 23rd: War Studies End of Term Gala

March 25th: Elections begin: vote vote vote!

Check our facebook for each individual event and their respective details.

Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House

Chatham House is currently recruiting for a new position with the Asia-Pacific Programme – Programme Administrator. The Asia-Pacific Programme carries out independent, thought-leading research on critical issues on the Asia-Pacific, exploring the key political, economic and social developments affecting the region. Priority areas include geopolitics and governance; demographics, population and migration; technology and society; conflict, peace and stability; trade, investment and economics; and sustainable and inclusive growth and development. Are you a self-starter, capable, flexible and keen to form an integral part of our team? As a central member of the team at Chatham House your role will be focused on providing communications and administrative support across the Programme.
Closing date:  1 March 2018
For more information and application details, please see  full job description on the website.
Chatham House Careers:

Build your Career with SSPP Societies!

The War Studies Society is proud to announce a collaborative reception to welcome guests from the public & private sector, including :

-Mr. Matthew Lever (Policy Adviser at 10 Downing Street, Civil Servant and King’ alumni)
-Mrs. Lorna Williamson (Teach First, university recruiter)
-Mr. Dominic Moffit, (Senior Parliamentary assistant)
-Mrs. Lucile Stengel (Lensational, Head of social media and Editor)

More guests will be announced soon.

This is the ideal opportunity for students to create their network in their dream field and create new contacts for potential employment/internships!

And as if it wasn’t appealing enough… Free wine!


Fill in the following form to make sure you’re registered.


Term 2: Welcome Back!

Dear all,

Welcome back, and a happy new year to you! Here’s a rundown of the events we have organised so far this term – we’d love to see you at a few of them.

Jan 22 – Ocean Governance off the Horn of Africa: Somalia as a Case Study for Contemporary Maritime Security in African Waters – Moritz Brake, a PhD candidate within the Department. Register your interest here:

Jan 25 – Tea & Biscuits with Dr Pablo de Orellana – register your interest and see when sign-up becomes available here:

Feb 8 – Diplomacy under fire: Practices and challenges of international conflict prevention in South Sudan 2011-2017 – Gerrit Kurtz, a PhD candidate within the Department. Register your interest here:

Feb 14 – Tea & Biscuits with Ted Szadzinski, a PhD candidate within the Department who is researching ‘the enigma surrounding the use of multiple lines and multiple line replacement in the manipular legions of Rome from the 4th – the early 1st century BC’. We will post an event page for this closer to the time – keep an eye out!

Just a reminder – if you do not attend a limited-entry event for which you were given a place without letting us know that you cannot make it in advance, you will be unable to attend future events that have limited spaces. This is to ensure that these events are attended by as many people who wanted spaces as possible.

Best of luck for the new term from all of us in the Committee.

Annual Winter Gala: tickets on sale!

Announcing the annual War Studies Society Christmas Party!

This year, we are hosting it at the beautiful Patch, St. Paul’s, and as usual, tickets include drinks! There will also be the beloved KCL Big Band providing jazz music, followed by a DJ so that you can dance your end-of-term troubles away!

Tickets are £25 each, and members of the WSS can purchase one each – we will open sales for plus-ones if we have tickets available closer to the event.

The dress code is black tie optional, as War Studies students we expect you all to be looking polished and sophisticated.

People of all ages are welcome to this event, but if you’re over 18 you MUST bring your ID to be able to drink alcohol – there will be a wristband system in place.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Ticket link: