BASES’ Role Models initiative for underrepresented members

One of the key early priorities for the BASES Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group was to provide members with a greater awareness of the diversity within the membership. Our Role Models initiative for underrepresented members will look to do just that. Specifically, we are looking to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups within BASES, which we hope will also help raise the aspirations of underrepresented BASES members, and be an opportunity to connect and to network.

Members can nominate Role Models who are either Professional, Graduate or Student members of BASES and from underrepresented groups (women, people with disabilities, people from minoritised ethnic groups within the UK , low-socioeconomic groups, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, non-conforming and others people).

BASES will promote our Role Models by recognising them on this dedicated Role Models webpage, through social media and through the Journal of Sports Sciences’ (JSS) podcast.

If you know of a BASES member that has inspired or empowered you, someone who you feel deserves recognition for the work they do and the support they provide to people, please nominate them as a BASES Role Model via this form. Nominations are welcome each month, with a deadline of the 28th of each month.

Overview:

  • Any level within academia and industry can be nominated as a Role Model (e.g., BSc, MSc, PhD, academic)
  • All nominated Role Models will receive a recognition email and will be recognised across the BASES’ social channels
  • Selected Role Models will be invited to appear on the BASES’ Role Models webpage and The Sport and Exercise Scientist publication
  • Role Models will be invited to be interviewed on the Journal of Sports Sciences’ podcast
  • Role Models will be encouraged to become part of the BASES mentoring programme (yet to be finalised)

This initiative aims to:

  • Increase visibility, and subsequently number, of underrepresented groups within BASES
  • Support the BASES mentoring programme, currently being finalised
  • Raise aspirations and achievements of underrepresented BASES members

Eligibility:

  • Nominated Role Models need to be a Professional, Graduate or student member of BASES
  • Nominated Role Models must be from under-represented groups (based on Sport England definition this includes: women, people with disabilities, people from minoritised ethnic groups within the UK , low-socioeconomic groups, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, non-conforming and others people)

Selection:

  • Members of the BASES EDI Advisory Group will score nominations
  • 12 Role Models will be selected each year, aiming for at least one per month. (this is adjustable, depending on nominations received)
  • Those Role Models selected will be contacted by the EDI Advisory Group and asked to provide some information regarding the achievements they are most proud of, their career progression to date, who empowers them, who are their role models, and what advice they would you give to others embracing their journey in Sport and Exercise Sciences.
  • The Role Model profile will be included within the BASES’ Role Models’ Hall of Fame

Nomination process:

Please use the form here to make your nomination

Measures of success:

  • Increase in the number BASES’ members from underrepresented groups
  • Increase in the visibility of underrepresented BASES’ members through online platforms (e.g., BASES’ website, BASES’ social channels, JSS podcast)
  • Increase in the number of underrepresented individuals on BASES’ standing committees and advisory groups
  • Growth in the number of underrepresented individuals on the BASES mentoring programme (to be finalised), who have also been identified in this initiative

BASES’ Role Models’ Hall of Fame

Will be populated with:

  • Name
  • Role
  • Employer / Institution
  • Photo
  • Overview of why they were nominated (from nomination form)
  • What achievement are you most proud of? (100 words)
  • What is your career progression to-date? (150 words)
  • Who empowers you / who are your role models? (100 words)
  • What advice would you give to others embracing their journey in Sport and Exercise Sciences? (150 words)
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