Policy Training and Events

We provide and support policy-related training, events and opportunities to help raise the profile of policy issues, inform and inspire our audience, and promote dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers.

Discover the training and events we help bring to the community, from the Society itself and our policy partners.

Antimicrobial resistance - the next pandemic?

This Biochemistry Focus webinar launched the Society's position statement on antimicrobial resistance, exploring further the themes covered within the statement with expert speakers from research, funding, and politics.

Open access – ask me anything

In this Biochemistry Focus webinar, brought to you by the Biochemical Society and Portland Press, what today's rapid evolution to open access means for the global research community is discussed, with speakers covering both the latest developments and what lies ahead.

The sociology of the anti-vaccine movement

In this Biochemistry Focus webinar from the Biochemical Society and Portland Press, speakers discuss factors affecting vaccine uptake including anti-vaccine sentiment along with interventions to improve uptake and target anti-vaccine movement.

Policy Lates

Organised by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and supported by the Biochemical Society, this series of events brings together panels of experts for informal debates on contemporary science policy topics.

‘Introduction to Public Engagement and Science Policy’ training course

This short online course from the Biochemical Society gives an overview of the tools required to communicate beyond the lab and engage the public and policy actors effectively, and is ideal for early to late career bioscientists who wish to learn more about science policy and public engagement.

The next run of the course starts on 16 October 2023!

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Sense about Science 'Voice of Young Science' workshops

Organised by our partner Sense about Science, these workshops teach early career scientists how to engage with science and the media, and contribute to public discussions on science and evidence.

We partner with one 'Standing up for Science' workshop each year to help our members access these workshops.

Science Media Centre 'Introduction to the news media' workshops

These half-day events, organised by our partner the Science Media Centre, offer a beginner’s guide to the media and how it works. They are aimed at scientists at or beyond postdoctoral level, and who have no, or very little, media experience.

Discover more training

Find out more about upcoming training events courses from the Biochemical Society by visiting our events calendar

Parliamentary Links Day

We support Parliamentary Links day, which is organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and technology community and brings together scientists, learned societies and Members of Parliament to strengthen connections between them.

Each year, the event has a different theme and we invite guests from within our membership to attend and participate in the discussions.

Read about Calum Upton's experience at Parliamentary Links Day 2023 here.

Voice of the Future

This event, organised by the Royal Society of Biology gives a panel of early career scientists the opportunity to question senior figures from Parliament and Government on their burning science policy questions.

Each year, we invite one early career member to participate - read about Rebecca Budden's experience at Voice of the Future 2023 here.

STEM for Britain

We are proud to sponsor the Bronze Medal in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences section at STEM for Britain, a poster competition for early career scientists organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee where finalists exhibit their work in the Houses of Parliament. 

View the 2023 finalists here.

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