UK Polar Network involvement
I am currently the president of the UK Polar Network (September 2019 – September 2020). This is the UK branch of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, and we currently have over 400 members. If you’re a polar-focussed undergrad, PhD student, or it has been less than five years since you completed your doctorate, it is definitely worth signing up.
We share employment opportunities, hold events, and support the polar early career community
We organise and facilitate events targetting the skills needed for a further career in polar research
We carry out educational activities in schools, with schemes such as polar pen-pals, and hold outreach events nationwide
As president, I oversee our 24 member committee, manage funds and funding applications, liaise with our partners and organise bi-monthly meetings.
As co-head of education and outreach and festival organiser (2018-2019), I planned and executed events at two festivals (Southampton Science and Engineering Festival 2019 and WOMAD 2019), organised and took part in school visits and the polar pen pal scheme, contributed to an infographic map of the Arctic, and attended the Polar Educators International conference.