Society for Endocrinology - a world-leading authority on hormones

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Put public engagement into practice

For those taking their first steps, or those wanting more experience for their cv, these opportunities will allow you to engage with journalists, write for non-specialists, or engage face to face with the public. 

Work with the Society for Endocrinology

  • Become one of our Media Ambassadors - respond to media enquiries that come to us and get the right information about hormones in the media
  • Volunteer to work on a SfE stand at a public event and improve your science communication skills
  • Write for our blog, The Endocrine Post and practice writing without jargon!
  • Partner with a science communicator to develop a Society-funded project and learn from the professionals 
  • Apply independently for a public engagement grant and deliver your own initiative
Tell us what you're interested in

 

Use our expertise

Our office team is qualified in science communication and has a wealth of advice and support to offer Society for Endocrinology members. We can:

  • advise you on the most appropriate training for your needs
  • help you distil your work into key points and/or do practice media interviews with you
  • assist you with planning and promoting the public events you're involved with
  • review any public engagement proposals you are submitting
Ask us for help

Volunteer at SfE BES 2018

12.00-15.30 on Wednesday 21 November, Glasgow 

Hone your skills and share your enthusiasm for endocrinology with local school children.

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our public engagement event at SfE BES 2018 in Glasgow.

Members attending SfE BES 2018 can volunteer to take part in the careers speed networking session, where you have the opportunity to talk about your work, career path and inspire the next generation to follow in your footsteps.

For more information and to register your interest contacting us at media@endocrinology.org before 14 November 2018.

Become a Content Editor for You and Your Hormones

Apply before 31 October 2018
We are looking for volunteers to become Content Editors to contribute to our public facing website, You and Your Hormones, which provides the latest information on hormones and hormone-related conditions.
Content Editors support the Editorial Board to help ensure the latest research and clinical practice is included on the website across all areas of endocrinology by:
    • Helping to identify the latest hot topics to be included
    • Liaising with the Editorial Board and other endocrine experts
    • Contributing to the review and creation of articles on the website
    • Ensuring information is accurate, reliable and easy to understand

The role presents an excellent career development opportunity, providing the chance to improve your writing skills and gain experience in the role of an editor, whilst contributing to an endocrinology-related public engagement initiative.

Read the full job description, or to apply, please send your CV and a short covering email (250-600 words), indicating your suitability for the role to media@endocrinology.org, by 31 October 2018.

Other great public engagement opportunities

Become a STEM Ambassador - inspire young people and support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research. Find out more

Spend a few weeks working at the Guardian, BBC or other media outlet, by applying for a British Science Association Media Fellowship. Find out more 

Take part in the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's  competition. Find out more

Write for The Conversation – an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Become an author

Find volunteering opportunities via Science Live – a  platform managed by the British Science Association that links people with local science events; whether you want to be a speaker, volunteer, organiser or just an attendee to see what others are up to. Find out more