Get involved

Intrigued by EUSci? Want to find out how you can get involved? You’ve come to the right place. We are always looking for folk who are enthusiastic about science and keen on improving their science communication skills to join our media empire.

Whether you like to write, talk, edit, illustrate, or just chat about science at the pub, we would love for you to become a part of EUSci. We publish a magazine, broadcast a podcast and organize seminars, workshops and social events. And, we are always looking for new participants to join us. No experience necessary.

Our society is made up of University of Edinburgh staff and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and collaborators from the Edinburgh College of Art. You do not have to be an Edinburgh University student to join, but it does help if you’re based in Edinburgh.

If you’d just like to keep up to date about everything we’re up to, you can join our mailing list by emailing euscimag@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Magazine

Whether you don’t have much time to spare or want to get really involved, the magazine offers many ways to get your feet wet in the world of science publishing.

Interested in writing? You can…

  • Submit a feature. These are articles on any topic – it could be science that you work on yourself or just something that you have a particular interest in. You can just write and submit it, but be aware that we can’t accept all features that are sent to us. The best way to get an idea for the sort of articles we publish is by taking a look at past issues of the magazine. Articles should be no more than 700 words for a one-page article or 1400 words for a two-page article. For more information on how to write a feature, check our guidelines.
  • Write a regular. Regulars are articles that appear in every issue, although different people usually write them from issue to issue. They include news, book reviews, profiles, sciatribe (an opinion piece), articles on technology, politics, and innovation, and the focus (a series of articles on a particular theme). If you’d like to write a regular, get in touch with the editors.
  • Join the news team (see below)

Features are accepted at any time. The cutoff deadline for issue 11 was November 1, 2011.

Please send submissions, as well as any questions about writing for the magazine to the editors at euscimag@gmail.com

Want to work on the magazine but don’t want to write? The magazine couldn’t be published without the efforts of our teams of talented editors, eagle-eyed copyeditors, and creative layout editors, photographers, and artists. We also rely on savvy marketers to help sell advertising. To get involved in any of these roles, email the editors at euscimag@gmail.com.

The News Team

A great way to take a stab at writing is by joining our EUSci News Team. The team writes short (200-300 words) articles on current news from Edinburgh University. Articles are always hot off the press and are a great way to continually practice your writing skills, as well as keep up-to-date with everything that is going on science-related at the University. The articles are posted on our website, and some are also selected to appear in print in the magazine.

Or, have you stumbled over a science story that you think we should cover? Write an article or send us the details so we can publicize it.

If you are interested in writing news or have got a story you’d to share, please email our news editor by using the contact form and selecting 'news'.

The Podcast

For those keen to communicate science in a new media format, the podcast is for you. The podcast team is always seeking new recruits to present on air, find news, and write content. To get involved, contact the podast team and check out the podcast’s Facebook page.

The Seminar Series

At each event, a few presenters give talks for 20 minutes each, followed by questions and feedback This past year, seminars were held at the cozy Meadow Bar on weekday evenings once or twice per term, and they will resume in 2012. Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend. If you would like to present, contact the seminar series organiser (select 'seminars' from the drop-down).

Get Involved with the Website

Last but not least, we could always use some talented people to join our web team. If you’d like to get involved with the EUSci website, again select the appropriate option on the contact form.