BASES Student Conference 2020 Update

16th March 2020


The Organising Committee of Solent University and BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, have considered all the current information available to them from Government agencies including potential bans on mass gathering. Due to this we have decided to POSTPONE the BASES Student Conference 2020 from 15-16 April 2020 to the following April.

The specific dates of the BASES Student Conference 2021, taking place at Solent University will be provided shortly. Likewise, the University of Huddersfield will then host the BASES Student Conference 2022 in April 2022, dates to be confirmed.

The decision was not made lightly, but the well-being, health and safety of our members, staff and volunteers is paramount. It is important for BASES and Solent University to be responsible and play our role in helping to decrease possible social transmission.

A number of sport and exercise science students have already registered for the conference. With many workplaces concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses, we have seen a number implement domestic travel bans and we were expecting this number to grow during the next few weeks.

Next week, the Organising Committee will send further correspondence to all persons involved regarding their registration and other payments made to the BASES Student Conference 2020. There will be options of transfers to the 2021 conference or refunds. We appreciate the importance of this matter and it is one of our top priorities.

We would like to thank the Conference Organising Committee for all the work they have undertaken to date for the conference.

Further information will be provided as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and support in this matter.

Kind regards,


Assoc. Prof Adam Hawkey FBASES 

Organising Committee Chair

BASES Deputy Chair

Prof Richard Tong FBASES

BASES Chair

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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