We were gutted to cancel our annual Undergraduate Conference, but the PSA would like to mark the day anyway!

UPDATED 29/04/2020

To visit our Undergraduate Conference Research Hub, click here.

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the PSA took the hard decision to cancel our annual Undergraduate Conference. This conference, due to take place at the Edinburgh University Students' Association today (Friday 3rd April), was a chance for undergraduate students to come together and share their research. 

We are sad to miss out on the chance to meet with political thinkers of the future, so we thought we' would share some of the highlights here. This year's Undergraduate Conference was heading to be our largest yet! We received a fantastic 99 submissions from students representing 34 different Higher Education providers, in the UK and abroad. 

This marks not only our largest conference, to date, but our most diverse! A massive thanks to Dr Sarah Liu (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Matt Wood (University of Sheffield & PSA Trustee) for all their hard work and efforts to arrange this event. 

Not only do we want to shout about the success of the event, but we also want to celebrate the hard work of those students whose papers and presentations were accepted to the conference. We had a jam-packed programme planned with presentations being given on a wide variety of topics; ranging from 'Populism, Anti-Politics and the Far Right', 'Politics in Scotland', and 'Politics in Arts, Literature and Pop Culture'. 

Scroll through the images below to check out the panels we had put together and which students were selected to present their research! Alternatively, click here to download the full panel selection.

We will have an update for all members soon! In the meantime, we know this is a difficult time for everyone in the PSA community and there is some level uncertainty across the Higher Education sector. If you have ideas on how we can support our Student members please get in touch via jamie.roberts@psa.ac.uk (Jamie Roberts, Development Officer for Teaching and Learning). 

We have now polled students accepted to the Undergradaute Conference 2020, asking them how they would like to share their research. Working closely with these students we have created an Undergraduate Conference Research Hub. To see the research being conducted by these fantatstic students click here.

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