The 2016 PSA's PGN conference will be held in conjunction with the PSA’s main conference, 21-23 March 2016 at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.  

The theme for this year's conference will also be in line with the main conference - Politics and the Good Life. This promises to be an exciting opportunity to interact with academics at all stages as well as other PhD students.

The PGN will also be hosting their annual talk and reception on the evening of Monday 21st, which is an excellent opportunity to meet other PhD students and early career academics. Further details to be announced in early 2016.

Conference Programme Details

The call for papers has now closed. 

The conference format will consist of tw themed panels of four to five papers. You must be able to present your paper in less than 15 minutes and there will be time for questions and discussion afterwards. The conference is an opportunity for you to showcase and develop innovative ongoing research and to improve your presentation skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Click here to see the Conference Programme


To attend the PGN Conference, you must register to attend the main PSA Annual International Conference. Registration for the PGN Conference will open in late 2015. Registration rates will be as follows and PSA members presenting at the conference will be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Access Fund:

Early Bird Rates (last day to book at this rate is Monday 1st February)
Graduate member = £90
Graduate non-member = £135

Standard Rates
Graduate member = £125
Graduate non-member = £165

Conference Venue

The event will take place in Brighton University’s Pavilion Parade building in the centre of Brighton overlooking both the Pier and Brighton Pavilion.

Venue address:

10–11 Pavilion Parade
East Sussex
BN2 1RA 

For a map and directions please click here

Accommodation in Brighton

Working together with Visit Brighton, we have secured discounted hotel rooms across a range of hotels, which are available to book here.


For Brighton travel information click here