Copyright (c) of the Sub-Saharan Africa Research Society, 2016/17

SARS is a registered society of the Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU), Newcastle University



The Sub-Saharan Africa Research Society organises and hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year that are open for its members and for members of the general public. In these, we aim to discuss the various issues that are affecting Sub-Saharan Africa to increase public awareness and understanding, as well as promote the various works and actions in academia, industry and government that focus on tackling such issues and that actively encourages stimulation in sustainable growth and development within the region, either on a national or multi-national level. We also hold lectures and seminars that discuss and promote the society's own work in identifying potential long-term solutions to various problems affecting Sub-Saharan Africa. This page lists all of the events that we are currently holding for the 2016/17 academic year that are planned so far and may be subject to updates as more events are planned.

2nd Annual Conference


The SARS Annual Conference is held every year to focus on multiple themes relating to sustainable development and to present the works of students, academics and industrial professionals concerning this. This year, the themes are clean and renewable energy and food security. In this conference, the speakers will be presenting new and innovative ideas or potential solutions to ensuring the long-term, constant and steady provision of clean energy and food. This is a free and open event to be held on the 22nd February 2017. We invite guests to register on our Eventbrite event page. However, if you wish to speak at this event, please view our Call for Papers for more details on how to register as a presenter and for details concerning paper topics and submission deadlines.

Christmas Party


This is a member only event. The Society Christmas party will be held on the 15th December at 8pm, immediately after the society's regular general meeting on the same date. To register your interest, please sign up on our Facebook event page.