PSA Annual Undergraduate Conference 2019

9 April 2019, Nottingham

PSA Annual Undergraduate Conference 2019

9 April 2019, Nottingham Trent University, #UGPSA19

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The PSA Annual Undergraduate Conference 2019 is now open to undergraduate students to submit their work. The academic convenors for the conference are Dr Matthew Wood (PSA Trustee) and Dr Francesca Silvestri (NTU).



As in previous years the conference theme mirrors our annual international conference.  

This event provides a space for politics students, from the UK and abroad, and those in related subjects who are studying for undergraduate degrees to come together and share their research whilst exploring the theme '(UN) Sustainable Politics in a Changing World'. 

The conference is also a unique opportunity to hear keynote academic talks and learn more about what it's like to undertake postgraduate study and research in the field of politics. 

The pace at which our world continues to change is difficult to comprehend, and our ability to understand and explain politics is undermined as a result. Now, perhaps more than at any time since the end of the Cold War, the sustainability of current political practices must be (re)examined. Potential themes for exploration by student panellists include: the UK post-Brexit, populist politics, the limits of globalisation, climate change, the rise of nationalism and Trump. 

We welcome presentationsfrom different sub disciplines within politics including comparative politics; political philosophy; and international relations, as well as students interested in qualitative and quantitative research. 

Full programme details will be available soon.



Participation is open to all students from UK institutations, and abroad. You can apply to give a presentation on research you've been doing (for example, a UG dissertation) or you can attend as a spectator! All student presenters will be given approx. 10-15 minutes within their allocated panel to present their work and take questions. 

All students wishing to present their work at the conference should submit a short summary or abstract to

Your presentation summary/paper abstract should be no longer that 500 words. Please also include your full name and university details. 

Deadline for submitting paper proposals is 10 March 2019 (17:00)

All students will be notified if their papers have been accepted by no later than Friday 22nd March 2019.



Registration will open Monday 4 February 10am. 

All attendees and presenters must register for the conference. 

General attendance will cost £10. Registration is free for PSA Student Members. For more details of our student membership click here.



The PSA will be offering a limited number of travel grants to the conference.

Travel grants to the UG Conference are only open to student presenters and you must be registered for the conference by the grant closure date.

To apply for a travel grant please complete this application form and return it to no later than Friday 22nd March 5pm


If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Conference please contact a member of our team here.



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