The BAMSA website is up and running after a development phase in early 2021.
The costs of the website were generously covered by several donors. The Davenport Fund contributed through the fund’s support for Bridging Juniors: Learning, Education and Development in Bridge. Other donations came via crowdfunding.
Bridge organisations and partners from 30 countries supported BAMSA’s fundraising efforts. Reflecting the range of stakeholders, the website has been designed to benefit the entire BAMSA network.
A small team brought the website project to fruition: Guy Mortenson, Christina Ballinger (BAMSA Mind Sport Officer), programmer Maarten Westera of Saint IT and Professor Samantha Punch.
Form and function
The site aims to present academic findings and practical resources in an easily accessibly format to enable the sharing of good practice.
The site has four main areas. Research showcases BAMSA’s current academic studies and the publications in relation to the eight projects. Resources is the place to find BAMSA’s academic articles, reports, presentations and visuals (all free to download, and organised by type of output). Discover more about the diversity of the BAMSA community in Network. Learn how bridge research can create lasting and positive change in Impact.
The site also has news and blogs. Administrative functions streamline the organisation of events and mailings.
At the bottom of the home page (and in other places on the site) there is a Subscribe button. In future, subscribing to the BAMSA Bulletin will be the best way to keep up to date with BAMSA news, events and publications (via quarterly updates).
If you have views on either the design or content of the site – or ideas for future development – please complete the online Website Survey.