What is an RSB Ambassador?
RSB Ambassadors are enthusiastic, active and engaged members of the Royal Society of Biology who act as the key contact for the RSB within their workplace. Ambassadors showcase the benefits of membership, promote the work of the Society, and encourage new and current members to get involved. The 20 Ambassadors who have volunteered for the 1 year pilot scheme work in Higher Education, Industry and Research Institutes.
What should I contact an RSB Ambassador about?
- Contacting your resident RSB Ambassador to discuss Society membership and how it can benefit you.
- Inviting your resident Ambassador to get involved in your event, such as a careers day, lecture series or research conference. They may bring a stand of RSB literature, contribute a short talk about the Society, or invite a staff member from the RSB to participate.
- Organising a seminar about Society membership, or professional registration/development.
- In some circumstances, Ambassadors in another workplace may be able to co-host an event with you, or speak at your event.
After the pilot scheme has finished
Following this pilot, we hope to formally launch the Ambassadors Scheme, expanding it both geographically as well as into other sectors – such as schools and colleges. If you have any questions regarding the RSB Ambassador Scheme, or would like to express your interest for next year, please get in touch.
If you are an RSB Ambassador, you can follow this link to the Membership Promotion Toolkit where you can request promotional resources to support your events, and at the bottom of the page, find supporting documents and guidelines, such as your Ambassador Briefing Pack and the Post-event impact form.
Who are the RSB Ambassadors?
See a map here of where our Ambassadors' work, and see below for a list of the 20 Ambassadors participating in the pilot Ambassador Scheme:
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Birmingham City University
University of Cambridge
University of Dundee
University of Glasgow
Imperial College London
Kingston University London
University of Plymouth
Queen's University Belfast
Royal Veterinary College
University of Westminster
Vydeki Shanmuganathan CBiol CSci MRSB
Senior Scientist (Microbiology)
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
MSD Animal Health
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology