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FST and BUBS Research Staff Association Reps wanted!

HR excellence in research logoThe BU Research Staff Association (RSA) is a forum to promote research culture at BU. Research staff from across BU are encouraged to attend, to network with others researchers, disseminate their work, discuss career opportunities, hear updates on how BU is implementing the Research Concordat, and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU.

We are looking to recruit FST and BUBS Faculty RSA Representatives.

The Faculty RSA reps role is to support the Institutional reps with the running of the BU RSA, attending the Research Concordat Steering Group, and Faculty Research and Professional Practice Committee Meetings, to provide an update on the BU RSA and feedback any comments or concerns.

Eligible research staff are those on research-only contracts – fixed-term or open-ended employment (not PTHP/casual contracts) who have at least one year remaining on their contract at the time of recruitment.

If you are interested in the FST RSA rep or BUBS  RSA rep role, please supply a few words to demonstrate your interest and availability in relation to the position. These should be submitted to the RDS Researchdev@bournemouth.ac.uk  by 5pm on Thursday 14 March 2024.

Please contact your RSA reps to chat about it if you have any queries.

Idea Ignition Retreat Day: How can researchers fight against racism towards East and Southeast Asian communities?

Racism towards East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) communities was both exacerbated and exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dishearteningly, the issue, and how to tackle it, has received limited scholarly attention in the UK (particularly compared to other western countries such as the US).

The proposed event will gather British Academy ECRN members and others whose work focus on racial and social justice, migration, cultural politics, identity, and activism, among others. We welcome scholars whose study particularly focus on the ESEA communities.

We also welcome colleagues who study other minority communities that are targeted by racism, aiming to inspire relevant scholarly examinations of the ESEA communities.

Wednesday 31st January 2024, 10:00am-4:00pm at Talbot Campus

You can find the Event Programme  and book your place here 


The event is organised and hosted by Dr. Xin Zhao, Principal Academic In Media And Communication, xzhao@bournemouth.ac.uk  and Prof. Scott Wright, Professor of Political Communication and Journalism, Deputy Dean of RPPC, swright@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A “Writing Day” is organised by BU’s Research Staff Association

As part of their activities for this academic year, RSA is organised a Writing Day for Researchers.

This Writing Day aims to help support BU researchers work on their publications by providing some dedicated time and space, away from everyday distractions.

We’ll begin with some introductions – a chance to meet other researchers, make friends and support each other.

Then we’ll get down to business… writing!

Thursday 25th January 2024, 09:00 – 16:00 at Talbot Campus

Plenty of food and drink to fuel your writing!

Please sign up to attend via our booking form Booking Form under “RSA Writing Day 25/01/23”


Please note that this event is organised by BU’s Research Staff Association – an association run by BU researchers from all faculties who want to make BU a great place to work and do research.

For more information, please contact RKE Dev Framework


RSA Drop-In Meetings – Join us on Wed 1st November

The Research Staff Association (RSA) is a forum to promote BU research culture. Research staff from across BU are encouraged to network with others researchers, hear updates on how BU is implementing the Research Concordat, and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU.


For this academic year, RSA has scheduled monthly drop-in meetings where colleagues can come along and discuss about workshops that might be interested to attend, RSA activities, any concerns that they have etc.

RSA cordially invites you to attend whichever of the scheduled sessions best suits your schedule and meet your RSA reps, discuss with them about your career development opportunities or any concerns you may have.

RSA Drop In Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:00

  Click here to join the meeting  on Wednasday 1st November!


We are looking forward to meeting you all.

Your RSA reps