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YAS member co-authors report on 'Engaging with Parliament'

New YAS member and Director of the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) Dr Allison Jackson has co-authored a report for academics who wish to engage with both the Scottish Parliament and Westminster.

The report provides an explanation on how the UK and Scottish Parliaments work and outlines a variety of ways citizens can engage with both bodies. This includes advice on contacting MPs and MSPs and guidelines for writing a good committee submission. The report also contains a list of programmes and organisations that help academics gain policy experience, including the RSE Young Academy of Scotland. While the report is primarily aimed at researchers, it would be of interest to any professionals who are interested in the ways the UK and Scottish Parliaments work, and who wish to engage with policymakers.

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Willie Rennie speaks to Young Academy and David Hume Institute - Penultimate in the series

 

'The fourth lecture in our series started off by Mr Rennie stating that we probably all agreed on the third part of his title. And that he would argue that the first two, although of course more controversial, were crucial to safeguard it.

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YAS bring Nicola Sturgeon to the RSE for first lecture of series on the Implications of Consitutional Change

On 15th January 2014 the Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, gave a positive and clear exposition of her unwavering support for Scottish Independence in her “Choice Between Two Futures” speech – but it could have been that very unwavering positivity which knocked the edge off the argument for some of the sceptical enquiring minds in the audience.

The speech, to an overflowing house at the RSE, marked the first in the 5-week series of seminars in which Ms Sturgeon along with the leaders of the other four parties represented at Holyrood will give their considered thoughts on the implications of constitutional change for Scotland.

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Scottish Constitutional Reform group responds to Scottish Government

The Young Academy of Scotland’s working group on Scottish Constitutional Reform has responded to the Scottish government’s consultation paper. Download the response (PDF).

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Allison Jackson has been the Executive Director of the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) since 2016, where she works to promote strategic collaboration between life sciences researchers across Scotland, to ensure the sectors ongoing global competitiveness.

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