Early Careers Representative: Dan Evans
This forum is a platform for student members to communicate within the early career member community. We hope this will form an open dialogue between student members, enhancing communication and creating an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of the student cohort. So, please feel free to post your soil related interests/publications/conference attendance/grants awarded/ events/advice etc. We look forward to reading them!
Your ideas and help are always welcome- we would like to know how you think the society should evolve for students or if you would like to get involved please comment here or contact Dan directly.
Emily Dowdeswell is the new Early Career Member Representative for SEESOIL. Emily is a second-year PhD student at Cranfield University investigating the effects of climate change on soil erodibility. If you are an ECR in the South East Region please contact Emily- she would love to hear from you!
Emily’s hello to the SEESOIL ECRs:
It feels like just a few days ago that I sat down and wrote my New Year’s ReSOILutions. However, a month has passed already! There’s already a fine film of dust over the Christmas baubles and though we gaze out onto frosty mornings with dreams of summer, we realize that Spring – that season of hope and renewal – will be around soon enough. I hope you’ve had a wonderful January.
Dear Student Members,
Hope you’re all well!
The BSSS 2017 Annual Meeting is fast approaching, taking place on the 5th December at the Royal College of Physicians, in London. Not only does it fall on World Soil Day, but two years since the launch of the ‘4 per mill’ initiative at the Paris COP21 conference.
Dear student members,
I am looking to arrange an informal gathering either on the evening of the annual meeting, or the evening before - or both! The meeting begins at 10.30am and will finish at 7pm.
So if you are stuck in London on either of those two evenings and would like something to do and catch up with your fellow ECR's then PLEASE EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get a meeting point arranged for dinner, drinks, whatever you want! You can also contact me on Twitter if that helps - @AshG_SeedSoil.
Meet a soil scientist at Open Farm Sunday!
The Society is looking for members to team up with farmers this year for Open Farm Sunday (OFS) to bring soil science to the farm. OFS is an annual open doors, family friendly event for the general public to find out about food and farming. The event is on Sunday 11 June 2017 and participating farms are listed on the OFS website https://farmsunday.org/
Please see message below from Eleanor Leach from Salford University:
We are running the Student Retention Conference: Support throughout education here at Salford University, Manchester on Friday 30th June 2017. The day will bring together senior people, key stakeholders and establish strategic partnerships.
Good afternoon everyone,
This is a reminder that the deadline for you to submit your abstract and complete your registration is next week -TUESDAY 31st! Template and info can be found here >>> http://soils.org.uk/event/1051
So far, the response to the abstract call has been amazing and has attracted lots of new members.
In previous years, the BSSS student representative elections has been an online vote - how boring!
This year we are changing it up and for the first time ever, we are going to hold the election at our ECR conference in April 2017 - as if you needed another reason to attend?
To celebrate World Soil Day SEESOIL are hosting a London pub meet up for a #soilchat. Do come along to meet others over a drink and we’ll provide the snacks. This is an informal social event to talk about what soil means to us and how we can communicate this on World Soil Day. But essentially you can talk about anything you like! We will be upstairs in the Garden Room of The Somers Town Coffee House http://www.thesomerstowncoffeehouse.co.uk/. The pub is located between Euston and Kings Cross.