Could you be part of guiding BERA’s academic leadership? We are pleased to invite interested members to stand as candidates in the 2022 BERA Council Elections.
We have up to two vacancies to join BERA Council this year. We will also be electing the ECR Network representative to Council, this position is elected directly from the ECR convenors and by the ECR Network.
BERA Council has launched an ambitious strategic plan covering 2021-2026 and BERA Council will play a key role its implementation; providing the academic leadership and oversight, expanding and engaging with all those involved with the discipline, and ensuring the stability of BERA in the future. BERA remains in a strong financial and reputational position, with record levels of membership, increased journal impact factors, and record BERA Blog readership. In the last year, we have made over £80,000 of awards and funding for research directly to the members, grown our digital resource archive and held well over 50 live online events.
As part of our wider commitment to greater equality and diversity at all levels of the organisation, we continue to seek increased representation from members with a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. In acknowledging the structural inequalities and unjust power imbalances that affect our members, we wish to be proactive in addressing this within our own structures. We are confident that BERA Council will benefit from the advantages that diversity brings, including different skills, life experiences and backgrounds, bringing a fresh perspective to the board.
We welcome applications from members from any background and stages of their career – be they senior leaders in education, practitioners or ECRs. They key is what you can offer as a Trustee of the organisation, aiding the implementation of BERA’s revised strategic plan. The time commitment during the period will normally be at around 10 days per year, should you also sit on one of our committees.