We are Sense about Science, a UK-based charity whose aim is to champion the public interest in sound science and evidence. We have almost 20 years’ of experience running our ‘Standing up for Science’ workshops aimed at helping early career researchers (ECRs) build the skills to engage with the public, media and policy makers about their research. We will be running one of these FREE, practical and interactive workshops to the Netherlands on Friday 6th October at the Lorentz Center, Leiden.
At the workshop, experienced researchers, journalists and policy makers will be sharing their tips and advice on how ECRs can become involved in the public discussion around science and their own research. We discuss concerns ECRs have about speaking to the public and confront common misconceptions about how the media and policy worlds work. Attendees will leave feeling empowered and excited about sharing their work with the wider public.
Participation is free and open to all. All we ask is that participants can make their own way to Leiden. Attendance applications are now open here: - Sense about Science. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
These workshops form part of our international Voice of Young Science programme whose aim is to equip researchers to confidently engage with the public, journalists and policymakers, help them ask useful questions and put research findings and real-world events in context. We believe that doing good research is not enough if it's not shared and discussed with the public and other stakeholders.
Below are a few suggested tweets about the workshop: