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Marking #PSA20: The PSA is open for business and here for you
I think we have all run out of ways to describe the times we are striving to live and work through. Rest assured that the PSA Team and Trustees are working hard to continue to champion the study of politics and ensure you feel supported and engaged.
We closed our London offices on 17th March and, like many of you, the PSA team is now working from home and is busy bringing you together online and providing digital platforms for your research, presentations, blogs and articles.
This is never more in evidence than in relation to our annual conference. If things had gone to plan, many of you would be in Edinburgh by now; meeting colleagues, developing ideas and evidence and celebrating 70 years of our association. But alas it was not to be. This week we will be marking (with over 850 delegates) what would have been the biggest conference that the PSA has staged in recent times, alongside the brilliant convenors from the University of Edinburgh. We will be reaching out to you to explore how we ensure the learning opportunities that the conference provides are still realised over the coming months. Watch this space!
We also want to look forward to our 2021 conference. We are excited to announce that this will be held in Belfast and convened by a fantastic team from Queens University Belfast. We really hope you can join us there.
Time to tap into your member benefits
Thank you for your continued membership of the PSA. At a time when you may be feeling isolated (in more ways than one) please remember that a wealth of information and a large network of those interested in political studies are only a click away, such as:
- Our brilliant Political Insight Magazine and Journals
- Our member networks for Early Career Researchers and for Teaching & Learning
- Over 60 specialist groups
- Our blog series
- Our lively social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
Keep an eye on updates and opportunities to get involved in your inbox, on our website and on Twitter. We would love to hear from you on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.
Michelle Doyle Wildman