The idea of Congress was initiated in 2007 by Mr. Zbigniew Pelczynski - a politics tutor at Balliol and a fellow at Pembroke College. The first edition took place in Oxford. Each year, Congress is organised by a different society. Lasting for 2 days, gathering more than 400 Polish students in the UK from over 30 British universities, it continues to serve as a common platform for all members of the community. 
In 2019, 12 years after the first edition, Congress returns to its birthplace - the City of Dreaming Spires - organised once again by Oxford University Polish Society.

 Congress is based on five main activities:

  •  Keynote speaker addresses to shape the debate among Polish students in the UK
  •  Panel debates with representatives of Polish politics, business and culture
  •  Workshops with Polish young professionals to provide career opportunities
  •  Networking sessions to create a community of Polish students in the UK
  •  Social events that gather students and Polish professionals


Integration of students
and establishment of network between the societies



Career development
and support for the future
of Polish students in the UK



Facilitating access to Polish talents in the UK for business in Poland and UK



Intergenerational integration between students and alumni of Polish societies


In 2019, students from all around the UK are joining forces to create the first ever inter-university Congress Crew. Pursuing the goal of uniting Polish communities and contributing to mutual endeavours, we are working hard to reshape this year’s 12th Congress! Follow our Facebook fanpage and look around for our faces in October!