Resources and Governance

 The Young Academy of Scotland has the following resources:

    • The Young Academy operates under the RSE Scotland SCIO (SC043194), a charity connected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    • Members pay a subscription of £80 per annum.

    • Sponsorship is sought for particular activities, e.g. by the working groups.

    • The Principals of many of the Scottish universities have agreed to provide expenses for those of their staff appointed to the Young Academy.

    • The Young Academy is supported by dedicated administrative staff provided by the RSE.

The Young Academy co-operates with the RSE and the SCIO through a Memorandum of Understanding which underpins the principles of the relationship between all three parties.

These governing principles enable the Young Academy to develop a distinctive, coherent, and influential “voice” for public benefit by addressing many of the challenging issues facing society.

Statute

The rules and practices by which we have agreed to conduct our activites are laid out in the Statute of the Young Academy of Scotland.

Strategic Plan

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) has released its first 5-year Strategic Plan, 2020 Vision.

2020 Vision outlines YAS’s forward-looking objectives, and also defines six core themes through which it will deliver its mission.

Facilitating Group 2016

Our activities are led by a facilitating group of four elected co-chairs and a treasurer. (Currently one of these positions is a job share between two members)

The Young Academy of Scotland's Facilitating Group can be contacted on facilitate@youngacademyofscotland.org.uk 

 

 VLVictoria Loughlan

Co-chair

Scottish Government

 

Stella ChanKate Walker

Co-chair

Freelance consultant

 

Stuart ReidStuart Reid

co-chair

University of Strathclyde

 

Nasar Meer webNasar Meer

co-chair

University of Edinburgh

   

ORourke BernadetteBernadette O'Rourke

Co-chair

Heriot-Watt University

 

James Blake webJames Blake

Treasurer

Edinburgh Napier University

Young Academy Manager

Morven Chisholm, RSE staff

Young Academy Executive Assistant

Marie Montondo

info@youngacademyofscotland.org.uk

Our Members

A lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Strathclyde since 2008, Ashleigh Fletcher initially trained as a chemist (BSc Chemistry, University of Durham, 1997) before moving into the field of adsorption science during her doctoral studies (PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000).

Latest News

05 December 2017
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