Welcome to BUIRA

The British Universities Industrial Relations Association is one of the largest academic associations in the United Kingdom aimed at promoting the study of employment relations across relevant academic disciplines



Where members present their research to promote discussion, ideas and concepts

One Day Conference: University of Leeds Business School, Meadows Teaching Room 1, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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28th June 2016

Understanding Power and Strategy for Effective Organizing

Doctoral Conference: University of Leeds

28th June to 29th June 2016

Critical Friendship in Employment Relations Research

Annual Conference: The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

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29th June to 1st July 2016

BUIRA 2016: Employment relations towards 2020 and beyond: reflection, prospects and opportunities

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What is Industrial Relations? Latest Articles, Member Profiles and PhD Network

Industrial Relations
What is Industrial Relations?

The dynamics of the employment relationship between employees and their employers.

Latest Articles

The latest research in the field of industrial relations.

Member Profiles
Member Profiles

BUIRA members may publish their research profiles on the website for other members to see to facilitate building contacts and research partners in areas of interest.

Phd Network
PhD Network

Supporting PhD students and enhancing career prospects through active engagement in academic debates.


Introducing the British Universities Industrial Relations Association


The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) was founded in 1950 ...

Who's Who

Meet the Stewards and Executive Committee behind BUIRA today.


Setting out BUIRA's Name and Location, Functions, Membership ...

Looking Back

A history of BUIRA Presidents and Officers 1950-2010 ...