Help Shape the Political Studies Association’s New 2025+ Strategy

There has never been a more important time to invest in Political Studies and in those who teach, study and research it. The PSA’s Trustees want to devise a new strategy to ensure the PSA is clear on its direction and role, and is sustainably resourced, from 2025 to best serve our community in the future.

PSA Vice Chair Dr Andy Mycock and PSA Trustee Dr David Jeffery will be leading the PSA’s engagement work on this strategy. Please take the opportunity to join the conversation and share your views and ideas. The PSA's Trustees are listening!


We want your views!

Andy and David are organising a series of focus groups and events to meet PSA members and non-members over the coming months to listen and get your feedback on:

  • What you value about the PSA?
  • Where the association can be more effective in serving its members?
  • How we can best meet the financial and other challenges and opportunities - while amplifying the benefits of Political Studies for all?


You can also let us have your thoughts HERE!


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What do we want to achieve as an association?

As a charity and learned society, we want to play our role in ensuring that Political Studies is valued, well-resourced, practiced by a diversity of students, teachers, and scholars, and informs positive change in the world.

We are striving for the PSA to be the home of Political Studies; a community where everyone feels welcome and supported to give of their best towards this goal.


How do we currently do this?

  • We value and prioritise equality, diversity, and inclusion in our association and across the discipline.
  • We support a lively community of scholars and practitioners: Tens of thousands of you are actively involved in our specialist groups and social media channels, through hundreds of online and in-person events and our annual conference.
  • We prioritise supporting PhD students and those early in their careers especially through our vibrant Early Career Network.
  • We support excellence and impact in research and teaching through our role as a publisher of four journals and Political Insight magazine, by throwing a spotlight on great research to inform public discourse, by supporting post 16 education, awarding grants and prizes and through our lively Teaching and Learning Network.
  • We advocate and represent those who study, teach, and research Politics and related disciplines. This includes engaging on your behalf when departments or colleagues are at risk, responding to consultation and development processes, and conducting discipline-wide studies.


Click here to read more about the challenges and opportunities we need to navigate in our new Strategy