Early Career Council

Comprised of early career scientists from academia, research, industry and policy the Early Career Council (ECC) provides an invaluable resource to members at the beginning of their career journey. It offers advice, tailored support and training including regular workshops/webinars where participants can hone their skills on topics such as academic writing best practice, how to get published and obtaining funding. The Early Career Council ensures that our early career members have a voice within the Society.


Watch Georgina Smith, BSAS Early Career Council Member, talk about BSAS and the benefits of joining the Society in your early career. 

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At a cost of just £25/year for undergraduates and £60/year for postgraduates, a BSAS Membership can play a vital role in helping those in the early stages of their career build a solid foundation from which their careers can flourish. Benefits range from access to leading global academic and industry contacts, to exclusive awards and grants, free application to the BSAS Register and discounts on our wide variety of conferences and industry workshops.

Early Career Information Leaflet

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The Early Career Council provides an unrivalled platform for early career animal scientists to engage fellow animal scientists within and out with BSAS, and to get involved in the Society’s diverse programme of events, such as the BSAS Annual Conferences, writing blogs and articles for the BSAS website and actively influencing the future activities of the society. The ECC is open to  postgraduates, postdocs and industry employees who are no more than 3 years post-degree/PhD.

If you are interested in joining the ECC please email bsas@bsas.org.uk


Are you a young farmer or involved in a farming organisation? Do you need a speaker for a discussion group or would like an update on the latest research in livestock production? Get in touch with us, the ECC have a number of early career specialists in a wide range of animal science topics that can help you engage with new research and its application.

Information Leaflet

For more information about securing a speaker for your event or meeting please email bsas@bsas.org.uk


Throughout the year, the Early Career Council hosts an array of thought-provoking events and engaging workshops, to help members improve their skills and learn more about the different areas of animal science in academia, industry, and policy.


We have a dedicated range of awards, grants and scholarships specifically targeted at supporting students and those in their early careers, which enables you to gain access to funding for training opportunities, and a number of career defining experiences that can help enhance your skills and professional development.


By requesting a BSAS Mentor, you will gain invaluable access to the knowledge, feedback, and advice of a more experienced academic or industry member in animal science.

Click here to read more about being Mentored.


The BSAS Buddy Up Scheme allows those at a similar stage in their career to meet on a more informal basis to share experiences, act as a sounding board and offer each other more general support. Click here to find out more about Buddying Up.


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