Virtual Postgraduate Forum

BSA Sports Study Group

Friday 4 September 2020*

Hosted by Brunel University London

About the Event

Our annual forum provides PGRs with the opportunity to network, discuss, and present their research. During these challenging times, now more than ever, we are keen to provide an open and supportive space for PGRs to come together and discuss timely methodological and theoretical issues within sport, health, and the social sciences. As such, we are currently developing an online programme.

The day will begin with an expert panel and discussion focused around key methodological and theoretical challenges of adapting research during a pandemic. There will then be opportunities to present research and network with other PGRs. The forum is open to any PGR with an interest in sport.

Call for Papers

We are seeking papers around topics such as, but not limited to:

Sociology of Sport


Sport and National Identity


Physical Cultural Studies





Health and Wellbeing

Physical Education

Sociology of the Body

Sport Policy

Participatory Methods


Race and Ethnicity

Human Geographies

Youth Sport

The call for abstracts is now open and we are keen to encourage creative forms of dissemination alongside oral presentations. Attendees can submit their preference to present their project as:

  • 10 minute oral presentation
  • 3-minute video
  • Alternative visual submission that can be viewed online


Please submit a 200 word abstract, preferred dissemination format and availability on 3rd, 4th and 7th September to by Tuesday 30th June 2020.


For additional information, please contact the committee:

Amy Prescott; Robyn Smith; Louise Mansfield

Additional Information

*We are conscious not to have a full day of online engagement and may run shorter sessions of 2-3 days depending on interest and availability.