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 with the Society for Endocrinology
Big Bang Fair 2018
Share your passion for science with thousands of young people, and hone your skills or dip your toe into the waters of public engagement at the Big Bang Fair Society stand, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018, Birmingham.
The Big Bang Fair attracts over 70,000 attendees every year, and the Society will be there, along with other learned Societies, creating a space to promote endocrinology and the biomedical sciences as a career choice.
The Society will cover travel expenses, and up to £20 worth of food expenses. All volunteers will be given a full run through of the activity before the event.
Register your interest by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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