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Creating Space in Academia

The BSA Postgraduate Forum Autumn Event

Friday, 8 November 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor), London, UK

About the Event

The next event being hosted by the Postgraduate Forum will draw on current debate within academia, focusing on promoting the value of Postgraduate students and exploring how academics have dealt with issues of oppression within the academy. The day will focus on key areas where academics have experienced oppression, while opening the floor to discussion among delegates. The day will also give a platform to PG students to briefly present and talk about their own research with peers. Panel discussion(s) will focus on:

Gender and Sexism

Specific speakers TBC, the panel will also be invited to reflect on their experiences.


Tissot Regis (Leading Routes and Co-Founder of Podcast ‘Surviving Society’) will be speaking about his work on race and ‘whiteness’ and what that means for academia


Dr. Jenny Thatcher (Sociological Review) will be speaking of her experiences of classism in academia. Jenny has been outspoken and honest of both her own experiences in the academy and the oppressive experiences of others who have experienced negativity due to classism.


Speakers TBC, there will also be a discussion with academics available through our twitter feed.

PG presentations are not limited in areas/topics and are hoped to aid in developing confidence and experience. Presentations will be

  • No more than 5 minutes
  • No more than 5 slides
  • Have time for discussion

If you are interested in presenting please get in touch with the forum. Presentations to be submitted by Monday 28th October.

Funded Places

We will also be offering 5 funded places. These are set aside for self-funded students.  Applicants will be placed in a lottery and the 5 successful applicants will be notified by the 25th October.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 22nd October. To apply, or for any inquiries, please contact Owen McGill or Gabby Harris:


  • BSA Member Registration: £15
  • Non-Member Registration: £25

Includes lunch and refreshments.

Registration is now OPEN.