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NEWS: BSN Member survey results

NEWS: BSN Member survey results

In May 2018 we asked our members what they thought of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) and how they would like the BSN develop in the future. A huge thank you to the 107 members (nearly a quarter of all members) who completed the survey - your answers are already feeding back into the Society's activities. This infographic summarises some of the survey results and outlines how the BSN Board of Trustees is responding to members' answers.

Stay up to date with how the BSN is using members' feedback to develop new activities and plans by signing up to our quarterly newsletter: bit.ly/NeuroendoNewsletter.

What do members think of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology? A summary infographic

BSN member survey summary infographic - 2018

Text version of infographic

How do members rate the Society?

30% Good
60% Excellent
10% Fair or No Opinion

Which member benefit is most valued?

Scored out of 1 - 5 with 5 = valued very much and 1 = valued very little.

Travel grant 4.5
Conference 4.3
Other grants 4.2
Journal of Neuroendocrinology 3.7

BSN strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities as stated by members

Strengths (roughly in order of most mentioned to least mentioned): Events; Networking; Community and support; Grants and funding; Journal quality and free member access.

Weaknesses (roughly in order of most mentioned to least mentioned): Online communication;Event frequency; Subject promotion; Membership size; Journal impact factor

Opportunities (roughly in order of most mentioned to least mentioned): More events; Better communication; Broaden subject; More grants; Expand and broaden membership; grow internationally

Threats (roughly in order of most mentioned to least mentioned): Loss of Journal revenue; Retaining members; Lack of international focus; Competition with other Societies; Journal affected by changes in publishing; Lack of upcoming Early Stage Researchers

Who answered the survey? A snapshot of survey respondents

57% Early Stage Researchers (students and postdocs)
35% Senior Academics (Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Professors)

62% UK

53% Female
46% Male

65% 22-44 year olds

How survey answers will help the BSN

The BSN Board of Trustees has already started to act on members’ survey responses by:

  • conducting a strategic review and draft plan for 2018-2023.
  • negotiating a more favourable Journal contract as of 2019.
  • recruiting a Communications Officer, started November 2018.

Find out more about the upcoming 2018-2023 strategic plan in early 2019 by signing up to the new British Society for Neuroendocrinology newsletter: bit.ly/NeuroendoNewsletter