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APRIL 2015

CONCESSION FOR BERA CONFERENCE 2015


BERA recognises the important and pivotal roles that SIG Convenors play in the organisation of the BERA Conference. We are pleased to confirm that the following concessions for BERA SIG Convenors has been approved for this year:
  • Conference registration fee will be waived
  • We will reimburse the cost of one night’s accommodation and travel (The accommodation must be booked for the evening of Monday 14th September 2015)
Please note concessions are applicable to one Convenor only. Accommodation and travel will be reimbursed according to the standard BERA policy.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM BY FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2015
 
Please be advised that in order to get your reimbursement for travel you must provide the following to BERA within the deadlines:
  • Annual Reports
  • Signing in sheets for SIG Forum meetings
We look forward to seeing you to Belfast in September and to what promises to be a very enjoyable conference.

IMPORTANT CONFERENCE DATES


AGM
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 14th September 2015, 5.00pm – 6.00pm at Queen’s University Belfast. Further details will be advertised in due course.
 
Supper
There will be a networking supper for SIG Convenors, Officers and Council on Monday 14th September 2015, 7pm – 9pm. This will be held at the Headquarters Hotel, The Europa Hotel, Belfast.
 
Social programme

We would be delighted if you can join us for the social programme taking place during the conference:
·         Welcome Reception will be held on Tuesday 15th September, 18:30-19:30
·         You can register to attend the Conference Social Event at the Titanic Belfast to be held on Wednesday 16th September, 18:00-late
 
SIG Fair
All SIGS will be required to have a representative attend the SIG Fair, taking place at lunchtime on Tuesday 15th September. All SIGS will have a SIG stand with SIG Specific materials. I will liaise with you over the coming months on the content and appearance of your SIG leaflets. The SIG Fair will advertise your SIG activities and is aimed to help your SIG attract new members.

SIG LISTS
 

The BERA Office has updated the SIG membership lists for 2015. I will be sending these to all SIG Convenors towards the end of April.



 

SIG NEWSLETTERS

The BERA Office can send SIG newsletters on your behalf. We encourage all SIGS to send a newsletter to their members at least 4 times a year to make sure new BERA members receive information from the SIGS they have joined. If there are any messages, general updates, or information about events that you would like passed along to your SIG members, please email membership@bera.ac.uk

SIG CONVENOR AWAY DAY

The SIG Convenors Away Day was a very successful event, and we were pleased that a large number of SIGS were represented. As discussed on the day, new SIG Convenors guidance is now available on the SIG Convenors Page. Please visit this page (linked below) to find all materials you may need in the next year

SOCIAL MEDIA

As you may have noticed, The BERA Twitter page has been much more active in previous months than in the past. If your SIG has anything you would like promoted on the BERA twitter, please forward to me at membership@bera.ac.uk and I will be pleased to discuss how it could be included on our social media streams.

 

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