PSA Early Career Network Events

The PSA Early Career Network in Glasgow

2016 saw the launch of our new Early Career Network (ECN), which replaced the former Postgraduate Network with a more cohesive aim of supporting all postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career academics within the PSA. Since its launch, the ECN has gone from strength to strength. Its elected committee (James Weinberg, Jessica Smith, Alex Prior, Neema Begum and David Jeffrey) have worked hard to protect and promote the interests of those academics who share in the precarious character of a life entering academia, through a lively programme of events and opportunities. The Network is committed to investing in the postgraduate and early career pipeline, encouraging equality and diversity, and strengthening academic networks across career stages. 

The ECN has lined up a series of events in Glasgow which delegates from all professional backgrounds and career stages are encouraged to attend:


Monday 10 April, 13:30 - 14:15 (Conference Room 2, TIC)

Participants will have the opportunity to network with, and ask for feedback/advice, from a range of senior scholars within the discipline. Come preapred with a CV/questions!



Monday 10 April, 17:45 - 19:00 (Level 1 Auditorium & Foyer, TIC)


In keeping with tradition, the ECN would like to welcome its members - and academics at all stages of their career - to a reception on the opening day of the conference. As always, this is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from different areas of the discipline and the world! Canapés and drinks will be provided. 

The guest speaker this year is Peter Kellner, Journalist, Political Commentator and former President, YouGov. 



Tuesday 11 April, 18:30 onwards (Committee Room 9)

This ECN social event is for delegates at all stages of their career and will feature live stand up from the critically acclaimed comedian Nish Kumar. Food will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase from the bar. 

For further details on the above events please contact