We’re excited to be a part of our first UK Parliament Week
The Political Studies Association (PSA) is a learned society which promotes the development of political studies. The majority of our members teach and research on Politics in UK universities, but we have been increasing our outreach to schools and young people.
This is our first-year embarking on a partnership with UK Parliament Week (UKPW). At the forefront of our minds is to inspire and empower young people through political education and to promote further study of political science at the UK universities.
Throughout the year, the PSA runs a number of events specifically for young people interested in studying politics. For example, the recent instalment in our British Library lecture saw a lively and passionate discussion on the topic ‘Brexit, Young People and Politics’ . Hosted by PSA member Dr Andy Mycock, the panel included young people from across the UK. Panellists discussed their views on the implications of Brexit for young people and how young people can better engage with the political process.
We love hearing good news stories from our School and Student Members describing the fantastic efforts they go to engage with political discussion and activity. We’ve also created resources for schools on UK Politics, including topic guides on the Prime Minister & the Cabinet and Pressure Groups & Government.
In November, we look forward to celebrating the work of politicians, academics and political journalists as well as young people at our PSA Annual Awards. We will be awarding prizes to the winners of our annual Student Video Competition and for our first Student Blog Competition, in partnership with the Financial Times.
We can’t wait for UKPW and look forward to showcasing the events, blogs and activities that our organisation and members put on!
- By Jamie Roberts, Development Officer, PSA
The Political Studies Association (PSA)