The Voice of Young Science (VOYS) is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, this active community of 2,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.
VOYS organise workshops to encourage early career researchers to make their voices heard in public debates about science. During these full-day events, participants 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.
As part of their aim to cultivate a network across the island of Ireland, VOYS are holding two Standing up for Science workshops in February 2018:
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 8 February, 9am-4pm
Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Friday 23 February, 9am-4pm (part of the NI Science Festival)
Both full day events are FREE for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering, medicine and social sciences (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).
The application deadline to get your FREE place is 5pm, Tuesday 23 January 2018. For more information, email Ilaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://senseaboutscience.org/voys/. Or book your FREE workshop place directly here
The Voice of Young Science is a Sense about Science initiative. The Standing up for Science workshop initiative is supported by FameLab Ireland and British Council Ireland