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* Late booking fee of £50 applies after Friday, 3 August 2018.

Bursaries for PhDs and post-Docs in Insecure Employment

To encourage the participation of early career researchers in WES 2018, we are offering ten bursaries to PhD students and recent post-Docs currently in insecure employment.  

To apply for a PhD bursary:

  • You must submit an abstract for the WES 2018 main conference.
  • You must be a PhD student without alternative recourse to funding, or;
  • A postdoc in insecure employment, without alternative recourse to funding, or;
  • An unwaged applicant who can provide evidence of their engagement with sociology in the previous three years.

Applicants don't have to provide evidence about financial circumstances, but will have to explain their circumstances.

Please fill in your application form.


We aim to provide two different types of support for carers. Please indicate if you would like to apply for either type of support.

  • It may be possible to offer childcare at the conference venue. Please contact the BSA Events Team to indicate if this would be of interest to you.

  • A bursary of £200, to cover care organised independently for those unable to use the conference childcare. These will be allocated based on need, and we will be prioritising scholars on low pay/precarious contracts or lone-carers. However, we encourage anyone who has additional care costs to apply. Please explain why you are applying in an email to the BSA Events Team.

Conference Dinner

The WES conference dinner will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018 at Belfast City Hall.  The conference dinner is £35 and £25 for concessionary delegates. 

Optional Conference Dinner

There will be an optional conference dinner taking place on Friday, 14 September 2018 at the SS Nomadic for £42.50.  Delegates can opt-in during the booking process. 

The beautifully restored SS Nomadic, Titanic’s little sister’ and the last remaining White Star Line ship is an impressive location. Restored to her original glory and back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock.

Walking Tours

‘A History of Terror’ is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast.  It explains the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the path to peace and reconciliation. 

Starting at Belfast City Hall, we visit sites in the city centre where some of the most significant events of the conflict occurred. The tour allows you to explore and understand the most turbulent period in Belfast’s recent past and what it was like to live here during the Troubles. 

While walking through the Cathedral Quarter and finishing on the banks of the River Lagan, the tour will also explain our peace-building process and demonstrate the reconciliation and regeneration which has taken place in the city since the ceasefires in the 1990’s. 

Our trained guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland.

The tour is recognised as being balanced and historically accurate. It is unbiased and suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little they already know of our troubled past.

  • Black Taxi Tours Belfast - Friday, 14 September 2018.  There’s another tour offered by Black Taxi Tours Belfast and it’s £15 per person.

Reciprocal Agreements

BSA reciprocal agreements members can attend partner organisations' events at reduced rates.  The BSA has reciprocal agreements with: American Sociological AssociationThe Australian Sociological AssociationBritish Society of CriminologyCanadian Sociological AssociationSocial Policy AssociationSociologists for Women in SocietySociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand)South African Sociological Association.  Please contact the BSA Events Team to register at the reciprocal agreement rate. 

Contact Information

BSA Events Team
Tel: 0191 383 0839
Fax:  0191 383 0782


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