Help out at FENS 2020 and get free registration!

15th Jan 2020

As you are no doubt aware, the FENS Forum 2020 is being held in Glasgow from 11th to 15th July 2020.  The Forum consists of an outstanding scientific programme including lectures, symposia and special interest events as well as the Jump the FENS party, Introductory courses and numerous public engagement events.

As at previous FENS forums, we require committed volunteers to help make sure these events run efficiently and smoothly - but, more importantly, to make sure all FENS delegates have a wonderful experience whilst attending the Forum and visiting Glasgow.

As such, we are inviting applications from undergraduate & postgraduate students to be a FENS 2020 volunteer, and if you commit to 3 X 6 hour sessions during the course for the Forum, registration fees will be waived!*

*If you have already registered for the FENS Forum and you are subsequently appointed as a volunteer, your registration fee can be refunded.

As a volunteer, you could be helping out in any of the following areas: the FENS booth, Open Theater, Career and Education Area, job fair, poster help desk, registration desk or other parts of the Forum.  Your tasks will vary, and could include distributing bags and Forum books, supporting the passport competition, or directing people to the right place. You are likely to be doing different things on different days. 


Who can be a volunteer?

  • This opportunity is now open to all students, both members and non-members.
  • The deadlline to apply is 17:00 GMT, Friday 28th February.
  • All volunteers have to commit to 3 X 6 hour sessions during the course for the Forum to be eligible.

Who will be selected?

We anticipate requiring up to 70 volunteers.  So long as applicants meet the requirements of being a volunteer, places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. We will endeavour to confirm the outcome of your application by Friday 31st March.

How do I apply? 

Please email the BNA office (, with 'FENS 2020 Volunteer' as the subject and give us the following details:

  • Name:
  • Email address:
  • Career stage:
  • University affiliation:
  • Reasons for wanting to attend the meeting (max 100 words)
  • Your availability (see table below)
  • Name and email address of someone who has agreed to be your referee, e.g. supervisor, PI or lecturer:
  • Plus their letter of support with your application (please send as email attachment)

Please indicate your availability using the table below.  Please indicate ALL the sessions you are able to cover.  The more you select, the more likely we will be able to find and allocate three sessions to you! 

We will endeavour to accommodate your indicated times but this cannot guaranteed.




AM (07.30 – 13.30)

PM (12.30 – 18.30)

Jump the FENS (19.00 – 01.00)

Friday 10th July



Not applicable

Sat 11th July



Not applicable

Sun 12th July



Not applicable

Mon 13th July




Tues 14th July



Not applicable

Wed 15th July



Not applicable




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