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Young Academy of Scotland Recruiting New Members


The members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) would like to invite emerging leaders to apply for YAS membership. YAS is particularly keen to attract applicants working in the creative industries, and applications are sought from early to mid-career professionals (mid 20s to early 40s) who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in their work, along with a breadth of engagement beyond their workplace to benefit not only their profession but also society in general.

With a shared mission to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence and leadership, members of the Young Academy engage in interdisciplinary projects to address not only the most challenging issues facing Scotland and beyond, but also challenges within their own professions. YAS opens the door for young leaders to work collaboratively on activities such as: sharing expertise to inform the public (e.g. the Research the Headlines project); supporting the school curriculum (e.g. First LEGO League competition; Rewrite the Headlines; Numeracy Counts videos); informing public policy through responses to various bodies.

In addition to contributing to the public good, one of YAS’s key objectives is to support the professional development of its members. It achieves this by offering YAS members the following benefits:

-increasing their networks beyond their main area of work;
– inviting them to workshops, networking events, and plenaries which are often attended by key decision-makers;
-providing opportunities to work globally through collaborations with other national Young Academies worldwide;
-offering access to channels to influence policy;
-enhancing personal development in terms of social responsibility;
-providing access to a mentoring programme which links YAS members with Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

For further information, please contact info@youngacademyofscotland.org.uk or visit http://www.youngacademyofscotland.org.uk/membership/info-for-applicants.html

The deadline is Friday 29 April 2016 at 00:00.


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