Don’t break the chain…
Be a LINK
The Forensic Science Society was founded in 1959 by Professor Stuart Kind and is therefore one of the oldest and largest forensic associations in the world.
The main aim of the society is to encourage communication and collaboration by providing an arena in which forensic practitioners, researchers, academics and those working in related fields can congregate, communicate and invoke development of areas such as best practice, research, publication, quality and ethics in forensic casework.
But we need members to spread the word about the Society, help to encourage new members to join up, promote Society events and thus be the LINK between The Forensic Science Society Council and the individuals at your particular organisation.
As a LINK your main responsibilities will include
To pro-actively publicise the Society's meetings and activities
Have a Society notice board at your establishment
Encourage membership in the Society
Be a port of call for any Society enquiries which you can pass onto the Link Co-ordinator
Encourage people to get involved in the Young Forensic Scientists Seminars (YFSS)
Encourage people to reply to the 'Call for Papers'
Determine whether there is any funding at your organisation for conferences and try to set up a scheme for people to sign up to go to them.
Link Co-ordinator Role
The Link Co-ordinator's role is to ensure that as a LINK you have all the information that you require to keep up to date with Society events.
The Link Co-ordinator will endeavour to be in regular contact with you and will be available to answer any queries or questions you or another member may have.
As a LINK you will receive a pack of information which includes:
The latest up and coming conference posters to display at your organisation.
Further information regarding the role of a LINK.
It will be good to have you on board and with your help, the Society can grow and develop in all the areas that it encompasses.
If you are interested in becoming a LINK, or are interested to know if your organisation currently has an active LINK then please contact the Society office or email the Link Co-ordinator, Caroline Sheriff.