The annual Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2018 will be held at the University of St. Andrews this month.

Under the theme “The environment of Scotland in 50 years” the Universities  of St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, and Scottish Natural Heritage are bringing together students, potential future employers and stakeholders.

They invite advanced undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to share their work, train their presentation skills and get ideas for future research and career opportunities in Scotland.

Aside from presentations and poster session there will be panel debates with a range of experts and stakeholders, a networking session with free pizza and much more. All the details and how to register can be found on the conference website.

Why are events like this important news? Generating scientific knowledge is great, but if we don’t share it, it is unlikely to have much  impact. Topics of conservation and environmental sciences touch the interests of basically everyone.

Students need chances like this to not only explain what they learn and discover to others of the same background but also to all the other stakeholders affected.

If you have no idea what jobs and opportunities are out there, building a career can be tricky. Events like the Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference are an intense, affordable opportunity to learn a lot and make connections that can help to shape futures.

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