Voice of the Future 2016
1 March 2016, Houses of Parliament, London
Voice of the Future (VotF) is in a very special kind of Question Time, organised by the Royal Society of Biology where the younger representatives of a wide range of science and engineering organisations have the chance to ask questions of the leading figures dealing with science whether in Parliament or Government. In the past, a Science Minister, a Shadow Minister, MPs on the Science and Technology Committee and the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser have attended the event.
The event provides a chance for students and early career researchers aged 20-35 to take part in a select committee style session and grill MPs on science policy issues.
How to apply:
To apply for one of six slots simply email science policy assistant Gabriele Butkute at email@example.com with the following:
- Date of birth
- Are you a member of the Biochemical Society? Yes/No
- Why you would like to represent the Biochemical Society
- The question(s) you would like to ask
Applications must be received by 5 February 2016.
- Think of whether your question is targeted at anyone in particular.
- Don't forget that questions submitted have to be broadly relevant to the people of whom they are being asked.
- This isn't a scientific conference - this is a discussion about science and policy, therefore questions of detailed scientific nature might not be appropriate.
- A few examples of questions asked in the past: "What role should the Government play in promoting diversity in STEM subjects?", "How will you make sure that the UK attracts and keeps young talented researchers to conduct world leading research?"
Information about previous VotF events can be found on the Royal Society of Biology's website.