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Academic Women Now: Experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland

A new drive to inspire women to strive for the top jobs in higher education is showcasing the careers of successful female academics.

Women in Academia Now, hopes to tackle the still low numbers of senior women in universities, despite growing recognition in the corporate world that the talents and expertise of women bring enormous benefits.

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Science Questions at Westminster:Our report from Voice of the Future 2016

Five YAS members [Stella Chan, Duncan Forgan, Patrick Harkness, Neil McLennan, and Subramanian Ramamoorthy] Tuesday joined young scientists from significant UK Science organisations to question MPs about the science issues that matter to us.

At the annual Voice of the Future event, young scientists take committee seats in Westminster Room, while MPs from the Select Committee on Science and Technology take the witness seats.  This reversal of the normal select committee format aims to engage young scientists in the political process, as well as emphasising the importance of evidence-based decision making in government.

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