Branches Away Day Branches Away Days are an opportunity for branch volunteers from across the country to come together and...• Share stories and ideas with members of other branches• Meet members of the British Science Association Engagement Team• Learn from training and brainstorming sessions• Celebrate the year's successes.The 2017 Away Day was held in Brighton on 4 September. Here is a summary of what was discussed and the corresponding slides and resources: Highlights from the BSA 2016-2017, presented by Christina Fuentes Tibbitt, Engagement Manager Best practice session Working with Families - Amy Wilkins from the Lewes Branch (slides coming soon) Social Media and Web Presence - Cristiana Vagnoni from the Oxford Branch Partnership working & Volunteer Recruitment - Lynette Hodges from the Sheffield Branch Partnerships, People and Publicity; The first year of the Norwich Branch - Rebecca Tatum and Josie Maidment from the Norwich Branch. BSA strategy 2018-2020, presented by Gill Riches, Director of Strategy and Operations Event brainstorming Summary of session, including event ideas developed by branch volunteers on the day Community Guide Details about the next Away Day will be available in Summer 2018 Head Office will reimburse the cost of travel and cover one night’s accommodation for two representatives per branch to participate in Away Days. Additional volunteers are welcome to attend, but their travel and accommodations must be covered either by the branch or themselves. All attendees must register their attendance. All attendees will receive lunch at the event, and those who are able to arrive the evening before are invited to a social gathering in a local pub, which will include drinks and a buffet.