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Regional Postgraduate Day Events

The BSA is committed to providing a range of services for its membership including the really important constituency of postgraduate students. 

Call for BSA Regional Postgraduate Day Event Proposals 2014-15 

We are requesting expressions of interest from postgraduate students interested in organising a Regional Postgraduate Day Event in 2014-15. In 2013-14, six 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 £10 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 the Events Team and address all correspondence: BSA REGIONAL POSTGRADUATE EVENTS.

 

Expressions of interest should include the following details:

 

  • Name of organiser(s)
  • Institution(s)
  • Proposal for Regional Postgraduate Event:
    • Proposed dates
    • Proposed theme
    • Potential speakers
    • Anticipated costs

The submission deadline for proposals is: 5pm on Friday, 10 October 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

 

Please note the following criteria used to judge applications.  All applications will be considered by the membership services directors, the treasurer and a postgraduate convenor. A final decision is then made by the Trustees taking into consideration the feedback from the postgraduate convenor and 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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