Get Involved

 
The Association organises and supports a wide range of activities and initiatives for our members. Getting involved in what we do will help you to make the most of your membership.
 
 
Working groups
We have over 25 working groups who run meetings and workshops that you can attend, speak at and help organise. When you join BISA, you can sign up to three working groups.
Volunteering opportunities
There are a number of ways to volunteer your time at the BISA. From committee terms to ad hoc projects we have opportunities to suit anyone who wishes to get involved.
Nominations and prizes
We run an awards process each year where members can nominate colleagues for a prize. A committee selects the winners and prizes are presented at a ceremony during our annual conference.
Engage with us via social media
You can with connect us and other members via our social media.
Contact
If you would like to know more about getting involved email us or call +44 (0)1970 628672

Terms and Conditions

BISA Conference | BISA Membership

BISA reserves the right to change our Terms and Conditions without notice.


 
Confirmation
  • Your worldpay receipt is confirmation of your booking on the event.
Cancellation
  • Notification of cancellation must be received by email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 23rd April 2018. Please ensure you provide the Worldpay transaction number, if this is not provided there maybe a delay to your refund. Cancellations cannot be received by phone. Please ensure you receive acknowledgement if you cancel. Refunds will be made within 30 days of the notification to cancel.
  • Cancellations will incur an administrative charge of £30.00 on the registration fee.
  • After the 23rd April 2018 there will be no refunds.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows at the conference.
  • In the event of BISA cancelling the conference, BISA are only liable to refund any delegate fees already paid, and not personal travel arrangements. Delegates are advised to take out their own personal insurance cover and/ or ensure their institutional insurance covers this.
Payments
  • Payment must be received prior to the conference and by the stated deadlines. Access will not be permitted to the conference if full payment has not been received.
  • If paying by invoice. Payment must be recieved in advance of the stated deadlines for the varying conference rates. All invoices must be settled within 14 days of the invoice date. All Payments must be received by the final conference registration deadline. We reserve the right to charge interest and any other costs on late paid invoices under the Late payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1998.
  • If payment is not received by the Conference, you will be charged via credit/debit card for the outstanding balance.
  • If you are found to have attended the conference without payment, an Invoice will be sent to your head of department with a covering letter explaining the circumstances.
Data Protection
  • Data Protection Act 1998: I agree to BISA, processing personal data contained within the registration process, or other data which may be obtained from me or other people or organisations whilst I am applying for this event. I agree to the processing of such data for any purpose connected with my attendance at BISA, or my health and safety whilst on event premises or for any other legitimate purpose. By registering I agree to the terms and conditions above and confirm that payment for this event will be made in full before I attend.
Other
  • All delegates attending the session must pay the registration fee. This includes any panels or discussants that may only be attending for the one session, unless specifically invited by the BISA office.
  • Please note filming and photography will take place during BISA events. Your images will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Images of yourself captured in the video recordings and/or photographs will be the copyright of BISA. They may be used in BISA advertising. You can request BISA to stop using your images at any time, in which case they will not be used in future materials but may continue to appear in materials already in circulation
  • Dietary requirements can not be guaranteed.
  • Your name and institute will be included in the conference delegates list and on the conference programme
  • BISA accepts no legal responsibility for facts stated or opinions expressed during the event. It is the responsibility of individuals to satisfy themselves as to which facts and opinions should be relied on in any way whatsoever This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please only email the office after you have registered. Please note invitation letters can only be issued to invited speakers. Delegates and abstract submitters can be given a letter of support to confirm their registration/abstract submission. If your visa is declined we are only able to offer refunds in line with our cancellation terms and conditions above.
  • The registration fees do not include the insurance of delegates against personal accidents, sickness, and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Delegates are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects, in some instances your insititution may provide this cover but please ensure you liaise with them before making any arrangements.

 
Except where expressly agreed otherwise by us in writing every member of BISA shall be subject to these terms and conditions.BISA reserves the right to use discretion in all matters relating to membership.
Payments and Confirmation
  • The BISA membership year runs for 12 months from the point of payment or renewal of membership. Direct debit memberships will automatically renew for the next year. We will notify you at least 10 days in advance of us taking your payment.
  • Membership is activated once full payment has been received
  • You will receive an worldpay confirmation of payment
  • Receipts in other formats, including hard copy can be accessed via the payments tab on your member dashboard
  • If paying by direct debit your first direct debit payment will be taken in the month after you join BISA through the website. Annual direct debit payments are taken after this at 12 monthly intervals.
  • If you are joining online, you can pay by credit or debit card. Worldpay handles our online credit and debit card transactions in a secure environment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro.
Cancellation
  • Once you have paid for your membership, we offer no refunds. Any cancellations for membership will be effective from the next membership year cycle. Cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other
  • If joining a working group, your name, email address and institution will be passed to the working group convenor. However all other contact information is confidentially held with the BISA office. BISA members agree to adhere to the BISA Member Code of Conduct for the duration of an individual’s subscription.
  • A member who is found to be in breach of the code of conduct may have their membership revoked. If a member of BISA should know of, or become aware of, any breach of BISA Member Code of Conduct by another member they are under an obligation to notify BISA.
  • Please note filming and photography will take place during BISA events. Your images will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Images of yourself captured in the video recordings and/or photographs will be the copyright of BISA. They may be used in BISA advertising. You can request BISA to stop using your images at any time, in which case they will not be used in future materials but may continue to appear in materials already in circulation
 

Strategic Aims

The British International Studies Association Strategic Priorities and Objectives
  1. To ensure the continued sound governance of BISA, paying particular attention to its compliance with its obligations as an Incorporated Charity, the sound and ethical management of its financial affairs, and fulfilment of the requirement of transparency for its members.
  2. To review thoroughly the current arrangements in relation to risk management and operational continuity, and to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to address areas of vulnerability or high risk for the Association.
  3. To oversee an improvement in the financial management of BISA by securing the appropriate investment of the Association’s reserves by the end of 2015.
  4. To achieve an expansion over the next 2-3 years of BISA’s capacity, by reviewing and improving administrative processes and staffing arrangements.
  5. To increase the membership of BISA over the next 5 years, expanding the range of membership benefits, improving communications and publicity, and enhancing our engagement with the discipline of International Studies.
  6. To ensure the health and sustainability of BISA’s two journals, Review of International Studies and European Journal of International Security, and to strive to increase over time the revenue generated by the journals in order to ensure a strong financial position for the Association.
  7. To ensure the continued success of the Annual Conference and its sound financial management, and to maximise attendance at the Conference.
  8. To improve the management and oversight of BISA’s Working Groups, and to enhance the link between investment in Working Group activities and levels of membership of the Association.
  9. To develop BISA’s representation of the interests of the discipline in the external environment, particularly by increasing its engagement with policy processes and consultations.
Professor Nicola Phillips
Chair of the British International Studies Association November 2015

Funding sources

The British International Studies Association has an annual turnover of approximately £ 240,000.


Royalties from our publications are the largest source, supplying two thirds of our core income. A further 25% comes from our membership subscriptions and 5% from our conference.

The association does not receive any government or corporate sponsorship, or any other funding.

We are currently exploring alternative income streams and are considering introducing a legacy income stream encouraging members to consider making benevolent donations to BISA in their will.

Dr Kyle Grayson

Executive Committee

School of Politics & International Relations,
Rutherford College,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent, 
CT2 7NX
 
 
Contact Details
 
+44(0)1227 827888

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 University Profile

 

British International Studies Association
International politics dept.
Aberystwyth university
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3FE
Tel: +44 (0)1970 628672
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