Have you heard of the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) programme?
VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of 2,000+ early career researchers, engineers, scientists and medics who are committed to playing an active role in debates about science and evidence. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, this community is changing the way the public and media view science and scientists. Members develop the confidence to communicate and discuss their research and also learn how to make their voices heard.
Want to voice your thoughts on Science?
VoYS is supported by professional and learned societies and universities nationwide, who find the Standing up for Science media workshops are a great way to engage with their early career members and provide development opportunities.
They hold four workshops across the UK every year where early career researchers and scientists find out how to make their voices heard in public debates about science, meet scientists who have engaged with the media and learn from respected science journalists about how the media works, how to respond and comment, and what journalists want and expect from scientists.
Their final workshop of 2017 is being held at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on Thursday 30 November, from 10.30am – 5pm and is aimed at STEM early career researchers (PhDs, post-docs or equivalent).
We would like to sponsor 5 places at the conference to support our ECRs, so if you’re interested in applying or would like to recommend a student you supervise for a place, please contact Rachel Bowen in RKEO: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 November.