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The DSA welcomes higher education students as members from every level – undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research. Student Membership of the DSA is only £20 a year and what better way can there be to get to know other development studies academics than by meeting and interacting with them at DSA conferences and through the DSA study groups.

The DSA facilitates networking between students of different UK development studies institutes, university departments and research groups through the follow Facebook Group which you can add yourself to and meetings both at and outside of the annual DSA conferences. We distribute information on development themed conferences which may be of interest to student members and which provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in attending such academic events and giving presentations. Study groups welcome student members, so please do look through the list of study groups for areas of research and practice that interest you and get in touch with the study group convenors. We can also provide representation from the student members to the DSA governing council, the member institutions or other third parties such as the ESRC and other funding bodies.

The DSA website contains much information that will be of interest to our student members. We welcome suggestions on activities that DSA could engage with and support. These can be sent to the DSA Council members responsible for students:

  • Sarah Peck, Student Representative and PhD student, University of Sheffield,
  • Dr Fiona Nunan, DSA Student-subcommittee member, Lecturer, University of Birmingham, email:

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