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Annual Student Conference

Conference photos

Presentation being given at a conference

Photos from previous conference are available on our Flickr stream.

Our Annual Student Conference is organised by students for students and is an excellent opportunity to get together, share ideas and develop new skills.

This year's conference

The theme is 'The World in Conflict' and will include speeches by:

The conference takes place on Saturday 29 April, from 11.00am - 6.00pm in Essex Business School, at our Colchester Campus.

Following the conference, we'll be holding an 'after party' at Frangos to celebrate the day.

Register now

Registration will open shortly.

What is the conference?

Each one-day conference is held in April, bringing together students from the Department, across all years, who have an interest in political science, economics and human rights to present and discuss topics with peers and academics.

The conference format includes an introduction to the day, guest speakers and presentation of papers to panels of peers and academics. More than 200 students have attended previous conferences and many presented their own, original political science research and projects.

Present your paper

Students are invited to present papers on a variety of topics. Presenting at a student panel is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, create new ideas and meet new people.

There are no restrictions on the paper topic as long as it is related to political studies and presentations can be based on previous work, done as individuals or in pairs. Presentations lead to further discussions amongst peers and academics.

Find out more

For more information on the Student Conference, contact us via email at govconf@essex.ac.uk.