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Registration is OPEN.  As it’s the 70th anniversary, we already have an exciting line-up of speakers and panels, and there will be special virtual spaces for social networking, study group & forum meetings, exhibitors and mentoring. The usual bursary support for concessionary and early career members remains in place.

Registration Rates

BSA Member and anyone (including non-members) in a Category B country


BSA Concessionary Member


Non Member


*Anyone booking for the conference before the early bird deadline, 28 February 2021, will pay the lower rates. If you miss the early bird deadline, the rates will be £239 (non-member), £139 (full member), and £89 (concessionary member).

2021 Funding Opportunities

Are you a PGR or an ECR BSA member?  Are you a BSA member suffering hardship?  If so you can apply for a free place to attend the 2021 BSA Annual Conference.

About the Funded Conference Places

For 2021 we are making available 70 free places to help members, in recognition of the fact that it is our 70th anniversary conference (35 of these places are kindly supported by the main conference sponsor SAGE). These places will be for postgraduate members, early career research members and members facing severe financial hardship including but not only unwaged members and those in the Category B country membership band.  Applicants must be a current paid up member.

Hardship Category

To apply for a hardship category please read the guidelines below.

For the 70th Anniversary Annual Conference we are introducing an additional category for free places to reflect that there are colleagues who sit outside the existing concessionary categories, but for whom financial difficulties may be a barrier to participating in the conference. Where we can we would like to reduce those barriers. Therefore we have introduced a new category of financial hardship. By this we mean the following kinds of situation:

  • Being in a fixed-term contract
  • Experiencing a pay cut or other financial restrictions created by university management
  • Working part time at a low pay grade with no other source of income

We have allocated 30 free places to this category.

If you are in this kind of situation then simply indicate below that this is the case and you will be included in a process of random allocation of the 30 places. To ensure that this is available to those who are in most need we do ask people to only put themselves forward if they are in financial hardship. We are doing this on a trust basis, we are not asking for statements or proof of people’s situation and we believe people will approach it appropriately. So please do take this option if your financial situation is difficult and you will be considered for the free place.

Applications close on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 and will be allocated by random selection and you will receive notification in this week.


If you have any queries regarding conference registration contact the BSA Events Team.

Contact Information

BSA Events Team
Email: events@britsoc.org.uk
Tel: 0191 383 0839

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