I am delighted to be able to announce that I have been accepted as a UK National Point of Contact (NPoC) for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Please see the United Kingdom page here. Thank you to the SGAC Executive Council who confirmed my application.
SGAC is a global non-governmental organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
I have worked and been involved in various different groups and organisations in astronomy for a number of years. I have always been very keen in space activities and within recent years I have had the great privilege to be involved in both national and international events.
2009 was the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and I had the great honour to have been selected by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) as the UK’s Student Representative for the Opening Ceremony at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in Paris, France. There I met some great people from all around the world (see my dedicated page). Later that year I also met more international students at the International Conference for Young Astronomers (ICYA). I am very happy I am still in contact with these people. Many of them have become great friends to me in recent years.
I am delighted to be able to continue to forge international links in this new role and I hope I can do well to raise the profile of the UK among students internationally, involved in space.
Watch (this) space.