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Branches Away Day

What is the Branches Away Day?

The Branches Away Day is an opportunity for branch volunteers from across the country to come together and...

  • Share stories with other branch members
  • Exchange new event ideas
  • Meet the British Science Association regional team
  • Hear from other organisations
  • Learn from a bespoke training session
  • Celebrate the year's successes.

This year's Away Day will take place on Wednesday 10th September at the University of Birmingham, during the British Science Festival.

Each branch is invited to send two representatives to participate in the Away Day. The British Science Association will be pleased to reimburse the cost of travel and one night's accommodation for up to two people, and lunch will also be provided on the day. For those that would like to stay at the Festival for longer, we are able to offer a discounted rate on accommodation.


9.30am                       Arrive at Bramall Music Building for tea and coffee

9.40am                       Update on the Association’s new vision and mission by CEO Imran Khan, followed by a Q&A and structured discussion to get your feedback.

11.15am                     Tea break

11.30am                     Volunteer recruitment and retention training – detailed agenda to follow

1.30pm                       Lunch

2.15pm                       British Science Week – organising activities and engaging new audiences

3.15pm                       Sharing best practice

3.45pm                       Feedback and reflections



Please liaise with other members to decide which two volunteers will represent your branch. I have sent this email out to all Chairs, Treasurers and Secretaries, but please do circulate the information to other active volunteers within your branch.

Registration for the Branches Away Day is now closed.

Please note: The Away Day is for Branch Volunteers only. If you are interested in volunteering at the British Science Festival, please see their volunteering page for further information.