Build your skills and CV - and get VIP Festival access!

1st Feb 2023

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Are you a budding science writer or communicator looking for an opportunity to build your skills, experience and CV?

Then becoming a BNA Marketing Assistant for the 2023 International Festival of Neuroscience is just what you're looking for! 

A fantastic way for you to develop your social media, writing and engagement skills, you will have the chance to interview speakers, write for the BNA website/blog or Bulletin, and be part of the Festival team. There are even prizes for those with the highest engagement levels!


What's involved?

To be a BNA Marketing Assistant for BNA2023, you will be expected to maximise registration for the Festival, by means of:

  • promoting the Festival across social media platforms, especially Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and also Mastodon, TikTok, Facebook etc
  • promoting at your own institution / place of study to get colleagues and friends to register for the Festival
  • coming up with creative ideas on how to promote Festival content and activities (e.g. videos, quotes from speakers, 'how to be #FestivalReady' etc)

What do I get?

  • half price Festival attendance!*
  • become part of the Festival team
  • access to staff areas and the VIP green room at the Festival
  • Festival T-shirt
  • opportunities to interview speakers
  • opportunities to write for the BNA website /blog and/or BNA Bulletin 
  • there are prizes on offer for those who get the highest engagement levels on social media!


How do I apply?

We are able to appoint a maximum of ten individuals. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified, so please feel free to apply at any time. 

We are seeking individuals who:

  • can demonstrate a high level of familiarity with, and understanding of, social media 
  • has an engaging presence on social media platforms
  • has excellent writing skills
  • is interested in marketing and communications
  • is a science / neuroscience student or early career researcher

Priority will be given to BNA members. If you are not a member, then you can join straight away from just £11! 

* (if you have already registered, you will be refunded half the cost of your ticket)

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