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What this website does

This website allows you to

  • register for events we organise.
  • pay your membership fees.

We do not use this site to sell any merchandise.

Our Business Trading Name

Our Business Trading Name is: The British Sociological Association

Our Contact details

Postal Address:
The British Sociological Association
Chancery Court
Belmont Business Park

+44(0)191 383 0839

+44(0)191 383 0782

Refund and Cancellation

BSA Policy on Membership Refunds

Policy 1: Resignations

Any member who is currently paying their subscription payment(s) by Standing Order and intends to resign at the time of renewal for the following year should notify their bank in the first instance, allowing at least 14 days notice, to ensure that the first payment due in January by Standing Order, or February by Direct Debit, is not processed. Inform the BSA Membership Secretary as soon as possible that you intend to resign. This can be done in three ways: a) by indicating on the renewal voucher which should then be returned, b) in writing to the BSA Office, or c) in an email to A record of the date of resignation will be recorded. The account holder/member is the only person authorised to cancel a Standing Order. All members, irrespective of their method of payment, must inform the BSA Membership Secretary that they wish to resign, who will then record the date of resignation. Standing Orders or Direct Debit payments received after the recorded date of resignation only, will be refunded in full within one month from receipt of payment. Members who contact the BSA to record their resignation from the association after the receipt of their Standing Order or Direct Debit payment(s) at the BSA will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Policy 2: Shortfalls

Members who pay a proportion of their subscription by Standing Order, and who then register their resignation from the Association, will not be eligible for a refund of monies paid. (See 1 above)

Policy 3: Death of a Member

In the unfortunate event of the BSA being informed of a death of one if its members, if the member's subscription for the current membership period has been paid, this will be refunded in full to their partner or immediate family.

Policy 4: Overpayments

Only refund amounts of £20.00 or over will be refunded. This is due to the administration and bank costs incurred in processing these payments.

Policy 5: Lapses

Where a member intends to allow their membership to lapse, they must notify their bank in the first instance, to ensure that any direct automated payments in favour of the BSA are cancelled.

Conference and Event Booking Terms and Conditions

Booking Cancellations

Subject as provided below the BSA accepts your booking form as a firm and binding booking. Cancellations of bookings must be made in writing to the British Sociological Association, Chancery Court, Belmont Business Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 1TW. Letters to members of the Conference Organising Team will not be accepted as cancellations.

Cancellations received more than 30 days before the event will incur an administration fee of £30.
Cancellations received less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund on any fees related to registration, meals or accommodation.

Refunds shall not be payable for any total or partial failure of performance by the BSA of its duties and obligations under this Agreement occasioned by any act of God including but not limited to fire, flood, drought, tempest; act of government or state, war, civil commotion, insurrection, blockade, embargo, prevention from or hindrance in obtaining any raw materials, energy or other supplies, interruption of utility service, labour disputes of whatever nature including but not limited to strike, lock out or boycott; fuel shortage, disruption to transportation services or facilities, and any other reason beyond the control of the BSA.

Programme Changes

The BSA and the Organising Team are unable to guarantee that any session or event will take place as advertised. Refunds of registration fees or fees for meals and/or accommodation, or refunds for expenses incurred in connection with a booking for a particular event are not available.


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