Monday, 14th December 2015, The University of Edinburgh
John McIntyre Centre (Pollock Halls) 18 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Communicating to Influence Policy
The theme of this meeting was "Communicating to Influence Policy" and was aimed at preparing YAS members to work positively with policymakers, both within YAS working groups, and in their careers.
The afternoon was devoted to a panel discussion on this topic featuring the following guest speakers:
- Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office
- Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
- Professor Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge, Co-Founder and Managing Editor, www.historyandpolicy.org
#Thankyou #InspiringTeachers Campaign
The meeting also acted as the launch of YAS's new #InspiringTeachers campaign. Members signed a large Christmas card for teachers as well as tweeting out their messages of thanks using the twitter hashtags #thankyou #inspiringteachers.
Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning Angela Constance General Secretary of EIS Larry Flanagan visited to sign the card and meet with YAS members.