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Past British Academy Events in the South West

Past British Academy Events in the South West

Completed British Academy Early Career Researcher Events in the South West


The British Academy has partnered with The GW4 Alliance, to deliver the Early-Career Researcher Network in the South West of England. Together they are working, alongside nine partner universities in the region, to facilitate events and activities that will provide an opportunity for capacity building, knowledge exchange and networking.

The following events have already taken place. Please follow this link for Upcoming Events in the region

If you would like any further information about the BA ECR Network then please go to the British Academy Early Researcher Network Page



Completed Events

ECR Research Cafe - Cardiff Special ( CARDIFF ECRs ONLY) (14 September 2023, Cardiff)

The aim of the session is to bring Cardiff based BA ECRN together to network with each other, meet with the University of Cardiff colleagues who are working with the Academy to deliver the ECRN and share knowledge and learning and to Network.


ECR Research Cafe - Bath Spa Special ( BATH SPA ECRs ONLY) (22 June 2023, Bath)

The aim of this event is to bring together ECR Network members from the Bath Spa University to network with each other and showcase their research to each other for learning and knowledge exchange.


South West Education Network Event (8 June 2023, Bristol)  

This networking event has been designed specifically for ECR involved in education in its widest sense including Initial Teacher Education and disciplines with a research connection and interest in education. The event will provide an opportunity to network in a structured way around themes identified by participants in their registration before the event as well as hear from more experienced researchers in education with strong track records in the external bidding process. Reasonable travel and accommodation can be provided by the British Academy for ECRs signed up to the network.


ECRN Creative Practice as Research  (26 May 2023, Gloucester)

This session focuses on collaboration and cross disciplinarity in creative practice research. Projects will be presented and discussed from a range of positions across fine art, music, environmental social science research, feminisms, and sculpture. A key area of discussion will be mentoring, and forms of knowledge exchanged with those operating outside the academy. Reasonable travel and accommodation can be provided by the British Academy.


Whose responsibility is social welfare? Interdisciplinary approaches to community welfare and social justice (21 April 2023, Cheltenham)

The purpose of this event is to bring together ECRs in the South West and potential community stakeholders to explore the issue of responsibility for key public services, and to establish links for future collaboration. We aim to produce themed working groups to take forward further collaborative activity and welcome ECRs from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: sociology, education, social work, health and social care, and criminology. Reasonable travel and accommodation can be provided by the British Academy for ECRs signed up to the network


Research Showcase Open Day: Rheumatic Disease Research (25 March 2023, Bath)

This event will highlight the research which is currently ongoing into rheumatic diseases between the University and the Hospital and aims to bring members of the public and patients together with the people carrying out research, as well as allowing Early Career Researchers to exchange ideas and discuss future research proposals.


Networking for Equality in the Workplace: Bringing Research and Industry Together ( 17 Jan 2023, Bristol)

This workshop brings together ECRs with an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and organisations to explore possibilities for future collaborative work with policy and/practice partners (e.g., organisations) as well as helping ECRs disseminate their research to policymakers/organisations. ECRs with an interest in any of these topics (i.e., protected characteristics according to the Equality Act), independently of discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, business studies) are welcome to share how their research can be applied to the workplace.


MOCK: Music and Online Cultures Kernel (5 Jan 2023, Bristol)

MOCK^ is a one-of-a-kind thinktank and workshop to establish the scope of a research network for the study of music and online cultures. Given the groundswell of interest in the complex interactions between music and the internet—streaming services, social media platforms, virtual concerts, AI-generated music, and more—by scholars at all career levels, it is crucial that such work is nurtured and networked within a supportive and expansive community. This event maps out the foundations—a 'MOCK-up'—of such a network, setting objectives, structures, and funding goals.


Practice Research Networking Day (26 Oct 2022, Plymouth)

The Practice Research Networking Day will bring together South West based early career researchers with an interest in practice research. The aim of the event is to encourage networking, offer space for discussion on practice research and identify strategic goals for the community. It will also encourage new collaborations and initiatives in the network.


Gender and Sexuality: ECR Networking Day (12 Oct 2022, Bristol)

The Gender & Sexuality Networking Day will bring together South-West based early career academics who work across the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Sexuality Studies. The aim of the event is to generate a map of potential regional stakeholders who might be interested in the research we do. The event will also seek to share best practice when collaborating with external stakeholders around gender and sexuality issues.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter