Rising Generations Group
The RGG was set up in early 2010 as part of an SRP initiative to increase the involvement of less experienced radiation protection professionals in the Society, and to address the specific needs of newer members of SRP.
The RGG committee consists of members at different stages of their careers practising radiation protection and with a varied range of experience. The aim of the RGG is primarily to aid in establishing a career in radiation protection by providing opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and career guidance from more experienced practitioners, and providing chances to network and communicate experiences with other RGG members. We also aim to encourage people into careers in radiation protection and membership of the SRP, and last but no means least, we aim to demonstrate the benefits of RGG activities to employers.
So who can join?
An SRP member, of any grade, who feels they would benefit from the opportunities provided by the RGG in order to establish or progress their career in the field of radiological protection. There is no cut off age for joining the RGG!
RGG's short term plans
• Events: Two events have been held already and more are planned.
• Encourage RGG members to volunteer to take part in events (posters, presentations etc)
• Set up a mentor system and encourage communication between RGG members
• Creation of an electronic booklist of practical and useful information available through the SRP website.
RGG at SRP's Annual Meeting
RGG members play an important role in the success of the SRP Annual Meeting. As well as participating in the main speaker programme, members also take part in the Young Professionals Award (short 8 minute presentations with a chance to represent the UK at the next International Conference) and organise a well attended RGG dinner on the Tuesday evening.
RGG members at the Rising Generations exhibition stand
Since the RGG was formed in 2010 the working group have been learning about what members want and what works well. Membership to the RGG now stands at over 200 SRP members from across the radiation protection community. And we know there are lots of potential new members out there!