Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
VoYS Workshop at University Glasgow, 18th November 2011
The workshop, held on 18th November 2011 in Glasgow for the first time and hosted by the University of Glasgow, was heavily over-subscribed with stiff competition for the 45 places.
Our panellists of scientists, journalists, press officers and VoYS representatives gave great insights into their fields of work, responding to scientists’ concerns about speaking to the media and giving participants tips on how to get involved in public debates about science. The day was a great success, with productive group work and many more questions than time could allow. Participants came away from the workshop keen to join the VoYS network and engage with the public.
Comments from the participants:
“Great advice on how to respond and deal with various media queries.”
“Really interesting to hear journalists’ point of view and see things from their perspective.”
“Really like the format of the workshop. Lots of chances to ask questions and share experiences which I found helpful and interesting.”
“All excellent contributors."
"This was an excellent opportunity to hear senior scientists share their opinions on the media"
Read articles about the workshop:
Sarah Blackford attended the workshop as a representative of one of our sponsors, the Society for Experimental Biology, and wrote a blog entry about the workshop.
With thanks to the British Pharmacological Society, Elsevier, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Medical Research Council, the Physiological Society, the Society for Experimental Biology, Society for General Microbiology, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling.
Applications now open: 'Standing up for Science' media workshop at the Society of Biology in London on Friday 14th June. See the workshop flyer for further details and how to apply. Applications close 31st May 2013.
The most recent Standing up for Science media workshop was on 15th March at the University of Manchester. See photos and comments from the day.
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