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GSE Opportunities: Student Young Pugwash Mentorship Scheme

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Student Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is the youth and student arm of British Pugwash, a network of scientists and others that are concerned about the social impact of science, with particular emphasis on abolishing weapons of mass destruction and war.

The project aims to help STEM students to grow in confidence to enable them to engage in public debates on contemporary technology issues that profoundly affect society, through the lens of ethics. The pilot Ethical Science Mentorship Scheme will run over the summer of 2021 and will pair student and early career STEMists with senior scientists in STEM fields. Through the scheme, established scientists will support and guide junior STEMists on issues related to ethics, science and their careers. The scheme will operate through a standard senior-to-junior mentoring relationship. Participants will be supported throughout the scheme by the SYP Ethical Science Project Officer.

Want to get involved?

We are asking mentors to commit to 3 (virtual) meetings with their mentee over the course of the scheme (late June through to late August). We will work with mentees to set clear goals for the mentoring programme, to make best use of their time with their mentors. We will also ask mentors to complete a brief survey in the last fortnight of August to allow us to evaluate the success of the programme. The scheme is looking for Mentees to help with the Pugwash pilot shceme.

If you would like further information or would like to get involved, please email by the 20th May 2021.

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