The Met Office co-sponsored the Exeter Soapbox Science event last year.

Get involved in Soapbox Science at Exeter

Volunteer with us

To make the event possible we require support from volunteers. For students, this voluntary contribution is recognised through the Exeter Award scheme.

All volunteers receive training, free lunch and refreshments. T-shirts and lanyards are provided on the day. Volunteer shifts run from 11.30am – 5pm, and vary from supporting the speakers, to helping gather data on the impact of the event.

Please visit the Soapbox Science website for more information on why you should volunteer. Calls for volunteers open in March, with online application forms becoming available on the Soapbox Science website.

Soapbox Science Alumni Network

Since 2015 a ‘Soapbox Science Alumni Network’ has been established at Exeter, with previous speakers acting as mentors and providing support and guidance to new speaker recruits. We hope that this network will expand in future to drive further positive women in science events. You can contact Dr Safi Darden for information on future Soapbox Science Alumni Network events.

Sponsor the event

Nationally Soapbox Science is part funded by a number of sponsors, including the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC).

Exeter’s Soapbox Science has also been annually sponsored and supported by the University, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering, Maths, and Physical Sciences Athena SWAN/Inclusivity Committees.

The Met Office co-sponsored Exeter’s 2016 event.

Creative Carpentry South West created our Soapboxes in 2015.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2017 event, please contact local organisers Dr Safi K Darden and Dr Ana Neves.