ScotSci: A Scottish Science Communication Organisation.

Join us in our quest as we share research conducted in and around Edinburgh and learn about science through our events, posts and curated content.

We aim to make science captivating and accessible to all, and keep most of our events free.

We hope you enjoy exploring our page! Why not start your visit by checking out our past and future events and reading some of our content?

 

ScotSci look forward to seeing you at one our solo or collaborative events soon!

Remember: The curious mind drives innovation...

ABOUT

ScotSci aims to bring science to society. Through our events, we hope to provide an exciting and engaging programme that enables people to develop a critical understanding of science and its implications for our lives and for society as a whole. Our activities are organised by a local committee of dynamic and enthusiastic volunteers.

 

Initially, some of our committee members were part of the Edinburgh British Science Association local branch. Since the Branch was launched in 2003, we delivered a diverse range of events, often in cooperation with other like-minded organisations and groups. We transitioned to an independent organisation, ScotSci in early 2019.

 

We run a monthly Sci-Screens as well as hosting special events throughout the year. We participate in local community events such as the Fountainbridge Canal Festival and the Midlothian Science Festival. We organise public debates with Edinburgh partners on science and technology based issues. Other events reflect the interests of current volunteers. So please check our website regularly for forthcoming events, send us any suggestions you have for events you would like to see, and contact us if you would like to become a volunteer.

 

Year Established

2019

12

SciScreens

3

Canal Festivals

5

Volunteers

 
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SCIENCE FOR...

Science for the public 

Science is for everyone. We care about making science accessible to all and aim to bridge scientific research and everyday life. We have regular events aimed at adults, such as our monthly SciScreens.

Science for young people

We want young people to be as excited about science and research as we are. We bring explanations of scientific phenomena and ideas to inspire younger people at local events such as the Edinburgh Canal Festival.

Science for scientists

Love wolves but not a wolf scientist? Interested in neuroscience but spend your working week in the field catching butterflies? We bring top level talks and events on fields away from your money making science!

 
 

NEWS

We are recruiting!

 

ScotSci are looking for new committee members to join our Marketing and Events Teams! If you're enthusiastic, interested in science communication, and have some existing skills you can bring to the committee and/or new skills you would like to learn, then we'd love to hear from you. Below is a bit more information about the available voluntary positions. While the time commitment involved with being on our committee can vary from week to week, we expect that each role would generally require no more than 2 hours per week.

By volunteering with us, you can:

  • Gain valuable science communication skills 

  • Develop role-specific skills e.g. online marketing, brand design, event management 

  • Build a larger network by reaching out to and collaborating with researchers for events 

  • Be an integral part of a growing science outreach organisation

  • Be part of a friendly, enthusiastic team! :-) 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about being on committee!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16th February

Volunteer roles available

Social media officer

  • Create scheduled posts on Twitter and Facebook via management platforme.g. Hootsuite,  

  • Using marketing checklist for events, post scheduled tweets and Facebook posts running up to events, 

  • Working with outreach officer, create a list of local communities/groups to continually engage with on social media.

Sci-Screen

officer

  • Take lead responsibility in identifying and contacting relevant Sci-Screen speakers and matching them with potential films, 

  • Make Eventbrite (and linked Facebook) event pages for SciScreens, 

  • Write up all relevant details of upcoming events in advance for Marketing team to use.  

Outreach

officer

  • Curate lists of relevant Facebook groups, twitter profiles, websites, and email contacts to aid in event promotion, 

  • Contact relevant people and groups about upcoming events, 

  • Work with social media officer to curate scheduled posts on social media, 

  • Work to build closer links with universities and local communities – e.g. Edinburgh University. 

Festival events officer

  • Take lead responsibility for developing / identifying content for festival / seasonal events throughout Edinburgh, 

  • Work with external partners to develop event programmes, 

  • Work with marketing team to promote festival-specific events, 

  • Make event pages for festival events (perhaps via festival organiser websites), 

  • Additional admin tasks associated with festival participation (e.g. specialised feedback forms), 

  • Write up all relevant details of upcoming events in advance for Marketing team to use. 

Branding/design officer

  • Work closely with rest of team to design posters for events – to be shared on Eventbrite, Meetup, and social media, 

  • Take photographs and create content which we can share on our social media pages (e.g. at events, of our committee meetings, of Edinburgh in general!) 

  • Work with co-ordinator to design and order branded merchandise, 

  • Work to develop our brand, logo, and website design.

Debates officer

  • Take lead responsibility for developing panel style debate events of interest to a public audience, 

  • Identify and contact relevant panellists for debates, 

  • Write up all relevant details of upcoming events in advance for Marketing team to use. 

 

GETTING IN TOUCH

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COLLABORATORS

For any enquiries, work or collaborations, please fill out the following form above or contact us on our social media platforms.

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