July - August 2017

Voice of Young Science Videos

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. They advocate openness and honesty about research findings, and work to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking.

I interned with them for a month in the summer of 2017. I wrote 3 blog-posts, encapsulating the beginning, middle and end of my time there.

During my internship, one of my contributions was the production of 5 videos for their YouTube channel. I was responsible for all the graphic design and video editing necessary. I mainly used Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition and after effects for the work. I also wrote some scripts to use for batch processing.

One of the videos was related to an event held by the charity in the European Parliament called "Evidence Matters EU". The other 4 formed a playlist concerning the nature of Peer Review. The videos act as part of the charity's Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network initiative. VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science. The playlist has since been published, and has more than 250 combined views.