BSA Teaching Group Regional Day Conference: Nottingham

The BSA’s Teaching Group is pleased to announce a regional conference hosted by the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. This event is aimed specifically at sociology teachers and will bring together a variety of guest speakers in an interesting and informative programme.

Themes covered at the conference will include; digital methods, student transitions from A Level to University, social theory, gender studies, teaching sociology with boxing imagery, criminology and a series of micro-lectures from the next generation of researchers.

 Alongside this programme time will be allocated for networking opportunities over lunch and during an optional evening social event. There will also be an opportunity for feeding back to representatives of the BSA about the ways in which the organisation could help and support the teaching of sociology in schools and colleges more fully.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof John Holmwood – Nottingham University
  • Roger Hopkins-Burke – Author, An Introduction to Criminological Theory, principle lecturer, NTU
  • Dr Jason Pandaya-Wood – Head of Sociology, NTU
  • Dr Emma Head – School of Sociology and Criminology, Keele University
  • Dr Mark Carrigan – Department of Sociology, Warwick University
  • Helen Jones – Higher Education Academy
  • Dr Alex Channon – School of Education, University of Greenwich
  • Dr Julie Scott Jones Dr John Goldring – Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Christopher R. Matthews – School of Social Sciences, NTU


A number of time slots are to be filled by post-grad students and early career researchers eager to come and present their work. There is no limitation on the empirical, methodological or theoretical origins of this work, but presenters will be asked to briefly consider how their research might be incorporated into the teaching of sociology. Conference fees will be waived for those selected to speak.

Do you want to: Enhance your profile? Keep sociology teachers up-to date? Increase sociology’s wider knowledge base?

Come and deliver a micro-lecture (about 15 minutes) on your research to a group of committed sociology teachers who are eager to discover what the new empirical insights are showing. Find out more >>


Delegate fees (lunch will be provided, along with tea & coffee throughout the day):

  • BSA Member: £40
  • BSA Teaching Group Member: £50
  • Non-member: £60


For academic enquiries please contact: Dr Christopher R. Matthews, Nottingham Trent University – email:

For general event information please email: or tel: (0191) 383 0839

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