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Facilitating Holistic Wellbeing in the Research Process

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Event

24 January 2020 (8:30am – 5:30pm)
University of Glasgow, UK 

About the Event

Fieldwork is frequently part of the sociological research process. Despite being a key aspect of postgraduate research, it can be an isolating experience with room for nuanced conversations on power, vulnerability and mixed emotions. Preparing to encounter these feelings and building a caring community can help while undertaking fieldwork. This one-day Postgraduate Regional Event will be a relational, creative space to discuss personal experiences, find solutions to shared challenges, and generate support networks.

Confirmed Activities/Facilitators

  • Collaborative Zine Making Workshop with Amanda Ptolomey (University of Glasgow)
  • Support Network Envisioning Activity with Dr. Christopher Bunn (University of Glasgow)
  • Postgraduate Researcher Panel: Sharing Experiences and Advice
    • Pankhuri Agarwal (University of Bristol)
    • Sam Lawton (University of Glasgow)
    • Alex Maxwell (University of Glasgow)
    • Mary Njoki (University of Stirling)
  • Support Services Roundtable: Availabilities and Identifying Gaps
    • Dr Elizabeth Adams (University of Glasgow)
    • Liz Brown (British Sociological Association)
    • Clara Voyvodic Casabo (University of Oxford)
    • Dr Jo Ferrie (Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences)


  • BSA Members - £5
  • Non Members - £15

Lunch and refreshments provided.

For more information, contact Jessica Penney and/or Molly Gilmour.