Voice of Young Science

VoYSFor any scientific skeptics out there who, like to debunk myths surrounding science with evidence! The folks at Voice of Young Science have been back in touch with the following. We’re always looking for enthusiastic and principled people at Sense About Science – as is science as a discipline in general – and your expertise in particular areas really can help us in our myth busting mission. Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity if you want to engage in scientific activism.

– Glen

Dear VoYS Member

Detox has been in the news again – thanks to VoYS members’ work on this in 2009. In fact, VoYS member Harriet was quoted in the Daily Mail yesterday (19th January) thanks to her involvement in a 2009 campaign! Do get in touch if you see a misconception or claim not backed by evidence – any of your suggestions could start the next mythbusting campaign.

Manchester workshop
We’re headed to Manchester to run another Standing up for Science media workshop on Friday 27th March at the University of Manchester. The workshop is for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering and medicine. Apply now – see the flyer for further information, or share with friends and colleagues.

Cochrane student competition
The next Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium is going to be held in Dublin on 23rd & 24th April the theme is ‘advocating for evidence’. As part of their symposium they are running a competition to produce a press pack. The winners will receive symposium registration, Amazon tokens and the winning entries will be published on the Students 4 Best Evidence blog. Deadline: 16th February.

Do keep in touch in 2015! Follow us on Twitter, or find us on Facebook.




The AHS raised money for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust during non-prophet week

This year the AHS societies from all the around the UK joined in non-prophet week to raise money for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust.  This charitable endeavour aims to allow pupils to get the most out of their education and in total raised £2,374 for the Humanist Schools Trust! We would like to say thank you to everyone that took part, including our fantastic volunteers, and all those who donated, because your generosity has helped hundreds on children to receive a better education.

Written by Ben Rumford

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Ask For Evidence

Join us at Sense about Science
Join us at Sense about Science

Ask for Evidence is now live at Sense About Science. Some of our supporters include Dara O’Brien, Prof Anne Glover, and Derren Brown (who would probably also asks you to question such ‘celebrity’ endorsements!). This service allows you to ask experts for evidence, and essentially how to understand that evidence, on subjects as diverse as neuroscience and your 5 a day.

Check it out, and if you have expertise to share with us then why not join Sense About Science or for the students out there The Voice of Young Science or Students 4 Best Evidence.

Ask for Evidence

– Glen

Students 4 Best Evidence

S4BES4BE Wiki Week

Join Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) and help update health evidence on Wikipedia!

S4BE are planning an exciting week (15th-19th September) of blogs, resources and tutorials, culminating in a LIVE Wiki Editathon, online and at the UK Cochrane Centre on the 16th September.

Cochrane has recently joined forces with Wikipedia in a partnership to get more Cochrane health evidence on Wikipedia. To celebrate this, S4BE want to get students involved in this partnership as they know Wikipedia is a key student resource.


Throughout Wiki Week, S4BE will be publishing blogs on:


Join us at Sense about Science
Join us at Sense about Science

*   Why students are interested in Wikipedia

*   How to become active on Wikipedia

*   What is WikiProjectMed

*   How to edit Wikipedia

*   Cochrane and Wikipedia partnership

*   and much more!

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