Call for BSA Regional Postgraduate Day Event Proposals 2011/12

The British Sociological Association is requesting expressions of interest from postgraduate students interested in organising a regional postgraduate day event in 2011-12.

In 2010-11, eight successful events were held throughout the UK. These one-day events express the diversity and dynamism of the postgraduate experience. It is hoped that Regional Postgraduate Day Events will provide a variety of events throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and that they will become an annual series in the BSA calendar.

We are looking for postgraduate organisers willing to co-ordinate with speakers and the BSA to organise a day event at the student’s institution. The BSA will provide upto £1,000 support for the event, which should be free for BSA members to attend and £25 for non-members. The grant can be used to pay for room hire, speakers, lunch and refreshments. Organisers are encouraged to seek a contribution from the host institution, such as free accommodation or a financial contribution to refreshments. The BSA Office will also promote and publicise the Postgraduate day schools through a number of outlets including flyers in membership packs, the BSA website and member e-newsletters.

Please email all expressions of interest to and address all correspondence:  BSA REGIONAL POSTGRADUATE EVENTS.

The submission deadline for proposals is: 5pm, Friday 28th October 2011. Late applications will not be considered.

Expressions of interest should include the following details:

(proposed dates, proposed themes, potential speakers, anticipated costs)

Please note the following criteria used to judge applications

All applications will be considered by the BSA Membership Services Directors and a convenor of the BSA Postgraduate Forum based on the following selection criteria:

  • Breadth of appeal beyond the organising group
  • Centrality to sociological concerns
  • Quality of information provided
  • Geographical spread
  • Distinctiveness from previous events and institutions

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