2018 BERA Council Elections

29 November 2017

Nominations for the 2018 BERA Council Elections are now open. There are 4 vacancies on our Council (Board of Trustees).

In recent years BERA has been going from strength to strength with record membership, a wide array of events, a successful annual conference and our four Journals as well as Research Intelligence and the Blog. BERA Council has significantly contributed to this; setting strategic priorities, providing academic leadership and helping our engagement within and beyond the academy.

BERA is particularly seeking representation from Scotland and Wales, as well as early career researchers, practitioners and senior leaders in education. Nominations will be reviewed against the areas listed.

To view the roles and responsibilities of BERA trustees please click here

If successfully elected, your term will begin on 1st September 2018 and end in August 2021 although if successfully elected, you will be invited to attend the Away Day in May, (14 – 16th May 2018) to attend a compulsory Trustees’ Training session and attend a meeting of Council as an Observer. Council meets on 10th September 2018 and you will be able to participate with full voting rights at this meeting.

The timetable for elections is as follows:

BERA Council Elections

1 December 2017

Call for applications – Council Positions

15 January 2018

Council Applications Close

9 February 2018

Elections Open for voting

2 March 2018

Election Period Closes

2nd week March

Results Announced


BERA’s Strategic Priorities

BERA is a learned society and charity committed to working for the public good by sustaining a strong and high quality educational research community, dedicated to advancing knowledge of education within and beyond formal settings. Our charitable purpose is to encourage the pursuit of educational research and its application for both the improvement of practice and the public benefit. As a membership organisation we are committed to principles of openness, integrity and transparency and seek to uphold ethical values in all our activities and processes.

BERA’s core aims are to: advance research quality, build research capacity and foster research engagement in the education field. These aims are intended to secure the health of the discipline of education going forward and strengthen the contribution educational research can make in the public domain.

To find out further detail and to apply please click below. You must be a BERA member to view the below link

BERA COUNCIL POSITION