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:
Join CaSE – student discount
Support CaSE by becoming a member; it’s £10 a year for students
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:
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.