The South West of England Branch committee are pleased to be able to offer a number of Bursaries for its membership to attend BPS conferences and CPD (continuing professional development) workshops.
Bursaries will cover fees; however, accommodation and travel costs will not be covered. Applicants would be required to arrange cover for any accommodation and travel costs.
The South West of England Branch intends for the bursaries to offer colleagues support and the opportunity for attending conferences or workshops which may contribute to aspects of their professional and/or academic development. It is not the Branch committee’s intention to substitute any responsibility from an employer to support their continuing professional development, but to offer the bursary in cases where the member does not have the financial resources.
- Bursary awards are limited to one per individual in any one calendar year
- Following the event, the applicant must submit a reflective or evaluative piece for publication in the Branch newsletter. This should summarise your experience and the benefits (or otherwise) or attendance at the event. This will need to be between 400-500 words, and completed within three weeks of attendance at the event. Further details relating to the publication will be made available to successful applicants.
- The applicant must be a member of the South West of England Branch.
- The applicant must identify a rationale of between 150 and 200 words as to how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to their development.
The completed form should then be returned at least three weeks before the event.
How to apply
All applications should be submitted electronically to Helen Bazley.
Please note that if you are successful in obtaining a bursary and then fail to attend the event without evidence of acceptable extenuating (non-work related) circumstances, then you will be charged the cost price for the place. This is to avoid the Branch paying fees for colleagues who then choose simply not to attend. This incurs an unrecoverable cost to the Branch membership.
We look forward to receiving your applications.
For further information about the bursaries please contact the South West Branch Chair.