The British Science Association (BSA) is looking for researchers to take part in their Community Buddies Programme, connecting with Community Leaders to drive innovative community-led science engagement.
The BSA’s Community Engagement Team has been training, connecting, and working with community organisers for the past eight years. More recently, they furthered their offer with the creation of the Community Buddies Programme, which connects Community Leaders with local researchers.
The programme grew in response to community organisers’ interest to partner with local science role models who can help develop their engagement activities and offer insights into research.
The programme aims to:
- Create greater empathy and understanding between researchers and communities
- Support researchers and communities to create authentic, mutually beneficial relationships with equal sharing of power
- Increase the skills and capabilities of both researchers and communities to engage with each other
If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch via the expression of interest form. Yetminster would be the nearest local partner.
Find out more about the Community Buddies Programme in this blog, which synthesised the learning from the first two years of the programme.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org