BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium

Following recent developments concerning Covid-19, The British Academy of Management has decided to postpone Doctoral Symposium registration opening until May. We are closely monitoring the situation and wil provide updates as the situation develops. 


Key Information

The BAM Doctoral Symposium is BAM's flagship event for doctoral students and is one of the most established & high-profile events in the doctoral community.

The BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium will be held at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester on Tuesday 1st September. 

The Symposium will comprise of plenary sessions along with methodology clinics, as well as opportunities to receive impartial expert advice on your research through either Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentation sessions led by senior academics from within the community. 


We continue to monitor the official advice from the UK Government regarding the current Covid-19 virus situation. At the moment that advice does not impact on our events. However, if the advice should change, we may need to cancel, move online, or reschedule events at short notice, so we strongly advise you to bear this possibility in mind when booking travel and/or accommodation, as we will be unable to reimburse you for these.

We will, of course, refund fees paid for any events that we need to cancel. Where we have rescheduled an event, we will also refund individuals who are, as a result, unable to participate. We will contact registered delegates to inform them of their options if such a situation should arise. We will also refund fees if official advice means that you are unable to attend owing to official travel restrictions or official advice to self-isolate; if this situation applies to you, please contact the BAM office.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome all business and management students from all sub-disciplines to join us in Manchester to attend workshops, plenaries, 1-on-1 Research Conversations and Student Paper Presentations.

Why To Submit? Discuss Your Research in a Supportive Setting

The BAM Doctoral Symposium is intended to be interactive and to provide opportunities to engage with experienced researchers. One of the best ways to do this is to present some of your work and gain constructive feedback.

Key Dates:

  • Paper Submission Opening - Monday 4th May

  • Paper Submission Closing - Friday 26th June

Submissions and session format details - further information to follow

All submissions should be sent directly to Raluca Stroe from Monday 4th May at 

 Benefits of Attendance

  • High quality development workshops
  • Impartial expert tailored advice on your research
  • Network with peers and senior academics

Symposium Fees

Please note the registration for the Doctoral Symposium will open on Thursday 26th March at 12.00.

  • Fee to attend Doctoral Symposium only  -  £100
  • Fee to attend BOTH Doctoral Symposium and Conference - £200

IMPORTANT:  Take advantage of a reduced Conference fee by making a combined payment of £200 via the Doctoral Symposium webpage. Delegates are required to attend both Doctoral Symposium and BAM2020 Conference to get the discounted fee. 

Visa Letters

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have currently postponed the registration to our doctoral symposium to a later date. It is expected when registration opens that the BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium will be held remotely.

Once registration opens, we welcome you to request a letter and we will review whether it is something we are able to provide.

How to Register

If you are not a current member of BAM you will need to join before being able to register for the Symposium.

Please note: All students are required to send a letter from their institution to confirm their student status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Scanned copies of student IDs will not be accepted.

If you are not a BAM member, please click here to see all the membership benefits and for information on how to join.

Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation is made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. Four weeks prior to the event date, full payment will be required. BAM reserves the right to cancel any of the events if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops

1st September 2020   to   8:30 PM
BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium Fee £ 100.00
BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium and Conference Fee £ 200.00
Event Information
Product Code 415402
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 1st September
Venue Alliance Manchester Business School
Event Type Symposia
Target Audience Doctoral Students
Price The fees can be accessed on the BAM Doctoral Symposium website
Booking Deadline
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
Delegate List Available? No

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium

You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.

Share this page