Networks and Forums for Member Bodies

The Science Council has various networks and forums for employees at our member organisations to widen their professional network or engage in specific areas of interest for the professional science community. This is a great opportunity for different disciplines of science to learn from one another and collaborate on areas of pan-scientific concern. Below is a comprehensive list of the sessions we offer our members.

Apprenticeship Workstream

A place for member bodies to share ideas and approaches and identify collaborative activity to engage with employers, training providers, apprentices, and other stakeholders within the apprenticeship landscape.

The group meet live online and have access to a dedicated online resource to share content and best practice.

Key topics include approaches to encourage more apprentices to engage with membership and registration, and raising the profile and prestige of apprenticeships as strong solution to workforce needs across the sciences.

CEO & Leaders Forum

The knowledge exchange forum for CEO/leaders from our Membership community discussing a wide range of topics of mutual interest.

Event Managers Network

The quarterly Events Manager Network is a fantastic forum for sharing best practices and learning with other event leads within our membership community.

Topics reflect the constantly evolving field of event production and have recently included discussions around face-to-face, virtual and hybrid events, event planning tools and software, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and staff wellbeing in the events field.

If you are an events lead at one of our member bodies and would like to attend these sessions, please contact Liz, our Online Events Coordinator.

Marketing and Communications Forum

The bimonthly Marketing and Communications Forum is a great opportunity to share knowledge and gain insight from other marketing leads within our membership community.

This may encompass a number of topics, including promotion, campaign activity, and communication around current events.

If you are a marketing and communications lead at one of our member bodies and would like to attend these sessions, please contact our Marketing & Communications Officer, Ruth.

Membership Managers Network

The Membership Managers Network is the quarterly meeting to share information, ask for support and develop approaches, which deliver value for professional body members.

Policy Forum

The quarterly Policy Forum provides an opportunity for member organisations to discuss shared areas of concern and opportunities for collaboration as well as feeding into the priorities for the Science Council’s policy on behalf of members.

Members are invited to bring items for discussion to the forum which may of interest to our diverse pan-scientific community.

If you are a policy lead at one of our member bodies and would like to attend these sessions, please contact our Policy Officer, Ryan.

Registration and Licensing Learning Group

The Registration and Licensing Learning Group provides a space for licensed member organisations to meet and discuss areas of best practice, and to share advice and resources relating to registration and licensing.

Members of the group can request discussion topics of current relevance to their organisations, registrants and licence management.

Previous topics have included assessing equivalence, volunteer recruitment and sustainability within CPD.

Licensed members nominate representatives to attend these meetings so if you are interested, please reach out to the contact at your organisation who manages the Science Council licence.

Technical Education Forum

Held every quarter live online, this forum invites member organisations to come and hear from external speakers, influencers, and policy makers across technical education.

Topics relate to T Levels, Higher Technical Qualifications and Apprenticeships, offering members the opportunity to hear of reforms, consultations, and a chance to express views directly with external organisations, key to technical education developments and reforms.