Voice of Young Science

VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, policymakers and the public, this active community of 3,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.
Credit: Andrew West

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Interested in in standing up for science, asking for evidence, attending a workshop or getting involved in our campaigns? Join today! For more info, contact our public engagement coordinator, Dr Hamid Khan (hamid@senseaboutscience.org).


‘Standing up for Science’ workshop Cork

Join us for our Standing up for Science workshop at University College Cork on 6 September. Find out …

An interview with Britt Hermes

Britt Hermes is a former naturopath who, since leaving the profession in 2015, has been a vocal critic …

Voice of Young Science Public Engagement Award

We have teamed up with the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) to offer a £1000 public engagement award. We want you to design a  public engagement resource on the topic of applied microbiology that …

Standing up for Science workshop EU

Join us at Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona for our ‘Standing up for Science’ EU workshop …

London VoYS workshop

The next Standing up for Science workshop is in London on Tuesday, 12th November 2019. Join us to find …

Getting your research into parliament

We’ve collaborated with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and Taylor & Francis …


Our workshops encourage early career researchers to make their voices heard in public debates about science. During these full-day events, participants meet scientists who have engaged with the media and learn from respected science journalists, hear from policymakers on how to inform policy and talk about involving the public in communicating research with public engagement experts.

Apply for our Warwick workshop

Voices of VoYS

Hear about what the network is up to from VoYS members themselves as well as testimonials from workshops across the continent.

Read about VoYS member activities


VoYS has a strong network of researchers across the EU and runs workshops across member states every year.

Find out more about the activities of VoYS EU


VoYS mythbusting and evidence-hunting campaigns take on misrepresentation and misunderstanding of scientific issues in public discussion. VoYS member Mabon Ellis uses his design skills to challenge common misconceptions.


Standing up for Science

A lively and informal guide to the media written by VoYS members for other early career researchers. Published: 2006 All …

Standing up for Science 2

More tips for early career researchers on how to talk to the media and stand up for science in public …

Peer Review: the nuts and bolts

A guide to peer review written by early career researchers for early career researchers. Published …

Nice words

VoYS is not only about finding new ways to talk about science, it’s about breaking the mould.

Edward Parker

VoYS is a perfect platform for ECRs to voice their thoughts.

Nida Siddiqui

The VoYS workshop is a fascinating insight into the workings of the news media.



Interested in becoming a partner? Email Dr Hamid Khan (hamid@senseaboutscience.org)



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