Birmingham Scientific Magazine Society (SATNAV; Science & Technology News & Views)

We are the University of Birmingham’s only science communication society. Every year, we write, edit, and publish the science magazine Science and Technology News and Views (SATNAV). We cater to all interests within science, from psychology to quantum physics!

SATNAV is a great opportunity for students get experience in a range of science communication roles and develop their skills, whether they’re interested in editing, writing, layout, art/photography, or the behind-the-scenes of publication. 

The committee acts as an editorial board, while members submit content. Committee editors provide feedback and editing on all submissions, so don’t be afraid to submit even if you don’t have experience with scientific writing! Our aim is to publish informative, factual, and interesting magazines at the end of the Autumn and Spring semesters. 

Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Computing/Technology
  • Maths/Business
  • Science

The facts

We are the University of Birmingham’s only science communication society.
We publish a science magazine written and edited entirely by students, for students.
Our committee members act as an editorial board, while our members submit content.
We accept all forms of media, from written journalism to art and photography – as long as it communicates science!

Employers Who Like Our Society

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Futures In SciComm 2020

As part of a rebranding for SATNAV magazine and society towards a more diverse science communication and journalism society, this winter we hosted the University of Birmingham's first ever careers events for science communicators.

This fortnight, Futures in SciComm, was composed of four virtual events; two panels with science communicators working in different fields, a workshop with a representative from the University of Birmingham Press Office, and an interview with Mićo Tatalović, News Editor for Research.

Take a look at our leaflet here.

How to Join

If you would like to find out more, please email us at

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You can join the society here.

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