Promoting the work of the BASES Outreach Project Team
27th January 2022
In July 2021, the Board agreed to establish a BASES Outreach Project Team, the aim of which is to increase public engagement and awareness of BASES. In September 2021, following open recruitment, the Outreach Project Team was established, consisting of Prof John Dickinson FBASES (Chair), Mastveer Ghatahora, Dr Sarah Gilchrist FBASES, Dr James Johnstone, Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES, George Mitchell, Dr Sarah Powell and Dr Andy Sparks, supported by the Executive Director.
A new Outreach web page has been created, which provides details of the first few Outreach projects, namely a public talk on 'sleep health', which took place within the BASES 2021 Conference, and some resources on careers in sport and exercise sciences, including a number of short videos from practitioners who have forged a career in various industries, following completion of a sport and exercise science related degree. We hope the short videos will prove helpful to school-age students (aged between 13 and 18 years old) to engage them with a better understanding of what they can do with a degree related to sport and exercise science.
Other initiatives will be promoted in due course, including those associated with the BASES Student Conference and the BASES Annual Conference. Any accompanying resources that are developed will be uploaded to the Outreach web page.