Undergraduate Conference

Undergraduate Conference 2024

This year’s Undergraduate Conference will be taking place digitally on Friday 12 April 2024 .


The Undergraduate Conference convenors are Andrew Roe-Crines (University of Liverpool) and Anthony McGann (Strathclyde University) .


The overall theme of the 2024 PSA Conference is “After (Neo-) Liberalism: Towards an Alternative Paradigm?”. Aligning with this theme, we welcome paper proposals for the Undergraduate Conference on some of the following topics (broadly defined), although this list is not definitive:

  • International Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Supranationalism, Institutions, and Political Landscapes
  • Political Ideologies
  • Political Communication and Rhetoric/Language
  • Democracy, Devolution, and Political Parties
  • Environmentalism and Activism



The format of the conference will be a day of thematic panels. Typically, these will be made up of 3 to 4 presentations of roughly 10-15 minutes each in length. All presentations will be hosted and presented live on the day in this online conference.

The panels will be followed up by a Q&A session and general discussion. There is no need to submit a paper alongside your presentation proposal, but you are free to do so if you wish. There will also be networking sessions which will be more discussion orientated.

For your presentation proposal, remember that you are not being asked to reinvent the wheel! Your proposal should identify a problem, and outline what you are intending on arguing about that problem. Put simply, ‘what’ is the problem, ‘why’ is it important, and ‘how’ have you analysed it?


The Call for Papers/Presentation Proposals is now closed!


 * Please note that PSA Student Membership is required to have your presentation accepted and to attend the conference for free.

If you are an undergraduate who is not yet a student member, please join by signing up here. Just follow the ‘Public Membership’ tab then select student membership at £10. If you have any questions regarding membership, please email membership@psa.ac.uk. PSA Student membership costs just £10 for a full twelve months, which also gives you access to member benefits including free access to Political Insight magazine, regular e-newsletters and multiple networking opportunities.

*Your membership needs to be active to have your presentation proposal accepted for the PSA UG conference.

You will receive email confirmation on receipt of your proposal.

You are welcome to submit either an individual presentation or collaborate with others to submit as a whole panel.



PSA Student members - FREE presentation opportunity and/or attendance.  Participation by students at non-UK institutions is encouraged.

Non-Members - £20 attendance only - why not become a student member for £10 and get twelve months of benefits, then you can present at the conference?

You don’t need to present to join in of course,as attendance is open to all undergraduates. Taking part enables you to join in with the Q&As, networking and workshop opportunities.

If you still wish to pay to attend the conference at the non-member fee, you will be able to do so when registration opens.



Monday 15 March: Conference registration opens

Friday 29 March: Conference registration closes

Friday 12 April: Conference - the full programme will be published soon!


If you have any specific questions about this event, please contact Dr Andrew S. Roe-Crines a.s.crines@liverpool.ac.uk

If you have any general enquiries about the conference, please email (with ‘UG Conference’ in the subject line) ugenquiries@psa.ac.uk



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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow