Science policy affects us all, whether it is to do with research funding or the way in which science is taught in schools. Engaging with science policy while you are a student is really important; the policy being made today could directly affect you in the future. You can get involved in a number of different ways, whether as an engaged researcher, by studying for a degree in science policy or getting a job in science policy.

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved with policy:

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If you’re involved in a science or engineering society, you could try and introduce a policy officer role focusing on issues that affect students. Most learned societies have a science policy department; you can visit the following websites for more information:

Institute of Physics
Royal Society of Chemistry
Society of Biology
Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Society

Study for a course in Science Policy

Visit our Science Policy Courses page to see some opportunities. Studying a science policy or communication course is a great way to get a foot in the door; the courses often provide work experience and opportunities for networking.

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