One year on from the Brexit Referendum vote, the Young Academy of Scotland have released a report, Brexit: The Impact on Scotland. The report comprises of ten articles, each focusing on the impact of Brexit on a different industry, sector or area of society in Scotland, written by a YAS member who is an expert in that field or expertise.
In 2016 the Young Academy of Scotland became the first young academy in the world to introduce at-risk academic and refugee (ARAR) professional membership. Now, one year after its conception, YAS has released its Year One Report on the initiative.
Siobhán O’Connor, a member of the YAS Health and Wellbeing working group and lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, was selected to take part in the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)’s Youth Hub Filmmaking Competition. Along with two other female scientists, she presented her health research to a group of young Scottish filmmakers on Saturday 17th June 2017. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the project was designed to engage young people in understanding how science and research is represented in film and to inspire them to produce their own short film to educate and inform the public about issues facing contemporary society.