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Reflections on BSA Postgraduate Pre-Conference Day 2018

On Monday 9th April 2018, the BSA PG Forum hosted its annual pre-conference day event, this year on the theme ‘Personal and Practical Challenges: Becoming a Member of the Academic Community’. In this blog, delegate and panel discussant Lauren O’Connell reflects on the day. I attended the BSA Postgraduate pre-conference event looking forward to meeting… Continue reading Reflections on BSA Postgraduate Pre-Conference Day 2018

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Reflections on Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities

On Wednesday 15th November 2017, the BSA Postgraduate Forum hosted our annual autumn event, this time on the theme 'Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities'. Here, PG Forum Co-convenor Kate Haddow reflects on the day. For more highlights, see the Twitter hashtag #BSAPGMethods This was myself and Emmaleena’s first event as postgraduate convenors for the… Continue reading Reflections on Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities

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Queering a conference – what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forwards event

In this blog post, PhD student Jo Smith reflects on what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies event in June 2017. On 30th June 2017 the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey hosted a British Sociological Association Early Career Forum Regional Event centred around sexualities studies. Presenting keynotes were Zowie Davy… Continue reading Queering a conference – what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forwards event

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Reflections on the BSA pre-conference postgraduate day 2017

On 3rd April 2017, the BSA Postgraduate Forum hosted our annual Pre-Conference Postgraduate Day at Manchester University. In this blog post, delegate Emmaleena Käkelä outlines the highlights of the day. For more highlights, see the twitter hashtag #britsoc17 On my first PhD supervision meeting, I was encouraged by my supervisor to submit an abstract to… Continue reading Reflections on the BSA pre-conference postgraduate day 2017

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Reflections on ‘Breaking our Silences on the Neoliberal Academy’ Workshop

Poster by Chloe Parkes On 26th October 2016, PhD students at Warwick University organised a workshop entitled 'Breaking Our Silences on the Neoliberal Academy'. In this blog post,  organisers  Elizabeth Ablett, Heather Griffiths and Kate Mahoney reflect on what PhD students everywhere can learn from the discussions. As PhD students, we often hear the refrain… Continue reading Reflections on ‘Breaking our Silences on the Neoliberal Academy’ Workshop

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Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

  On 22nd November 2016, the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study Group hosted a joint event at Staffordshire University: Visual Methods & Innovation. In this guest blog post, delegate Bally Kaur outlines the highlights of the day. For more highlights, see the Twitter hashtag #VISUAL16   If like me, you are… Continue reading Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16