The Political Studies Association (PSA) is committed to supporting the next generation of political scientists through its Early Career Network (ECN). The PSA ECN exists to represent the interests of postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics within the PSA. It opens a space that specifically addresses the interests and needs of postgraduates and early career researchers in an independent, peer-based environment, while still getting support and guidance from the Executive Committee of the PSA when required.

You can be a member of the PSA's ECN from when you started a doctoral degree until three years after the completion of a doctoral viva. Only £20 a year Membership - it's a full PSA membership, at a reduced price. Click here to join.


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Matthew Hepplewhite

Role: President
Institution: University of Oxford

Niamh Cashell

Role: Secretary
Institution: University of Manchester

Stephanie Luke

Role: Treasurer
Institution: University of Sheffield

Caroline Leicht

Role: Communications Officer
Institution: University of Southampton

Daniel Bowman

Role: Events Officer
Institution: University of Liverpool

Manuel Hernández-González

Role: EDI Officer
Institution: University of Nottingham


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Our ECN Welcome Pack offers tips on topics such as publishing, conferences, networking and teaching, which are all central to the PhD experience.
FINAL programme: Political Worlds. PSA ECN Online Conference. 3 - 7 July. In this PDF, you will find all the information you need to attend the 2023 PSA ECN conference which will be held online.