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
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
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 have two chances to volunteer:
- You can apply to bring and demonstrate, tried and tested, endocrinology-related public engagement activities that are suitable for students 14 – 18 years old.
- You can volunteer to take part in the careers Q&A 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 September 2018.
Become a Content Editor for You and Your Hormones
Apply before 7 October 2018
- 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 email@example.com, by 7 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
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