About BESA /  Aims
  1. Assisting those with responsibility for the well-being of Education Studies
    • Providing support for individual Education Studies staff, whether members of the Association or not, in performing their professional duties
    • Assisting Education Studies departments in their role of ensuring the well-being of the subject
    • Making services available to learned societies which may assist them in carrying out their purposes; and
    • Organising conferences on themes of interest and concern in Education Studies.
  2. Speaking for the discipline within UK Higher Education
    • Responding to consultative documents, requests for information or for nominations for membership of committees, from funding councils, the QAA, ESCalate – and submitting observations to such bodies, whether solicited or not, when appropriate;
    • Making representations, when deemed necessary, to government departments, appropriate official bodies, or political parties
    • Pursuing particular matters of concern to the subject
    • Keeping a watching brief on general trends and specific developments in higher education and elsewhere (e.g. in schools) so far as these may affect the work of members or the well-being of the subject, either immediately or in the long term
    • Co-operating with official bodies, where it is judged appropriate and under carefully considered terms, to assist the latter in carrying out tasks they have been charged to perform; and maintaining contact with other bodies with relevantly similar concerns.
  3. Speaking for Education Studies within the wider community
    • Seeking to increase awareness of the value of Education Studies within the wider education community.
  4. Organisational
    • Keeping the membership informed of its activities, and of other matters bearing on their work and their interest in Education Studies generally, and maintaining good lines of communication – in both directions – with the profession generally (including the learned societies).