Editor-in-Chief Sophie Prosolek welcomes new SciComm Soc members
Welcome, new members to the UEA SciComm Society!
As I’m sure many of you are aware, this is our first year as an official society and we’re so pleased that so many of you have signed up to be part of our community. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic, with sign-ups and event requests far outstripping our initial modest expectations!
For the first time, UEA SciComm Society held their own stall at Freshers Fayre. Prepared with our precious UEA Events sponsored rollerbanner (see left), we set up camp between the Rock & Alt Music Society and the Harry Potter society. We waited patiently but we didn’t have to wait long; soon all three of our stall volunteers we’re occupied by eager students, all wanting to know more about local scicomm. It was thoroughly invigorating, rewarding exhausting, and I’d almost completely lost my voice at the end of the day!
The following Monday we held our first social – again I had humble expectations but these were far outstripped. Approximately 30 new members from all walks of life descended on the Rose Tavern for one of James’ infamous quizzes! The event was amazing and so many laughs were had. I left feeling so excited for the future of our society and so proud of everything we’d achieved so far.
The success of the SciComm Society has been absolutely overwhelming over the last few months. Plenty of events are in the pipeline (such as a SciComm Writers’ Group and Intro to SciBlogging’ training) but we need feedback and interaction to make things happen. Whether you’re an old founding friend or a new member please do keep in touch, let us know what you think and hopefully we’ll see you soon 🙂
Special thanks to Sylvain, James and Tulaine for helping out at the Society’s Freshers Fayre stall, and thanks again to James for running the quiz and helping design our branded banner.
Author: Sophie Prosolek (@InfraRedRum)