The Postgraduate Committee is a sub-committee of the BSC and comprises of postgraduate research students and academic staff from universities across the UK. The aim of the Postgraduate Committee is to further the interests of current postgraduate students of criminology and related disciplines, and build connections between postgraduate students and the BSC Executive.
The Postgraduate Committee organises workshops and seminars for postgraduate students throughout the year, including a postgraduate event prior to the annual BSC conference.
- The Postgraduate Conference
- Postgraduate Poster Prize
- Postgrad Archive
- Seminar Series
- Find us on Facebook
- Meet the Postgraduate Committee
- Postgraduate Blog
The Postgraduate Conference
Student bursaries are available
We are offering number of postgraduate bursaries to attend this year’s conference.
Each bursary will cover the full conference fee for one PhD student, and accommodation for three nights (2-4 July inclusive).
You can apply for a postgraduate bursary if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
1. You are presenting a paper at the BSC Conference 2019
2. You are a registered PhD student (full-time or part-time)
3. You are a member of the British Society of Criminology
How to apply
To apply for a bursary you must submit:
- Your completed bursary application form
- Your completed abstract submission form
- A letter of support from your PhD supervisor on institutional headed paper. This should also confirm that you are a registered PhD student and indicate your year of study.
Please send ALL THREE documents together by email to Carina O’Reilly (Chair of the British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make it clear in the subject line that it is a bursary application form.
The deadline for applications is Friday 3 May 2019
Download the Bursary Guidance and Application Form.
For further details on the bursary application process, please read the application notes guidance carefully.
BSC Postgraduate Committee Seminar Series
The BSC Postgraduate Committee launched its ‘Thinking Differently’ series in 2016 to bring together academics and practitioners to critically explore contemporary issues in criminology. The seminars are a space for postgraduates to contribute to challenging taken-for-granted thinking in criminology and criminal justice.
We are also on Facebook
Join our BSC postgraduate committee on Facebook. The Facebook group is a valuable forum to share information and get support from postgraduate colleagues http://www.facebook.com/groups/116889601731834/
The Facebook group is managed by a team of criminology postgraduate students: Jessica Eaton from Birmingham University, who is researching victim blaming after rape and sexual assault of women. Nicola Harding, from Manchester Metropolitan University, who’s PhD is entitled ‘places on probation: experiences of criminal justice intervention beyond the prison gates’ and Gillian McNaull from Queens University Belfast, who’s research looks at women’s experiences of remand imprisonment in Northern Ireland.
We are also on Twitter (@BSCPG1)
Chair of the Postgraduate Committe
Carina is a part-time PhD student in the final stretch of her doctoral studies at Anglia Ruskin University, where she also teaches full-time on Policing and Criminal Justice courses. Her doctoral research is in neighbourhood policing and its contribution to confidence, and she is also undertaking research for Essex Police on confidence and community policing. She has a background in publishing and security analysis, and helps edit a web-based magazine on policing governance. Her other research interests include the relationship between politics and the police, and wider community engagement in policing.
Jayne Price, University of Liverpool
Get in touch with Jayne
Jayne is a first year PhD student within the department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool. Her research explores the ‘pathways and transitions between juvenile and adult penal institutions’. The research project is a CASE studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and is in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.
Jayne’s primary research interests are criminal justice policy, juvenile secure estate, prisons, transitions, youth imprisonment and youth justice. In her spare time, Jayne also volunteers within her local Youth Offending Team as a panel member.