IST Member Rae Freestone – RSci CPD Awards Winner

We are proud to share that one of our members, Rae Freestone, has been recognised in the Science Council’s CPD Awards, they won the the award in the RSci category. Many congratulations Rae, and really well done.

The Science Council’s CPD Awards celebrate outstanding professional development in science. The awards showcase the achievements of registrants across the four Science Council registers; Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

Rae Freestone

Early this summer I prepared my nomination for the Science Council’s CPD awards. I went through all my CPD between 2020 and 2021, added my reflections on how CPD has helped my professionalism and being part of the scientific community. I have found that keeping a diary of all my professional development a useful tool in keeping a record for when I annually renew my registration and for preparing my nomination. When I was told I was receiving an award in the Registered Scientist category at the CPD awards, I was over the moon and proud to be part of a wonderful community of like-minded people. In the future I hope I can assist others to become professionally registered and become recognised for their achievements. I love also being a member of the Institute of Science and Technology and being a Registered Scientist. The benefits for myself have been amazing – such as becoming more confident in my work, being passionate about what I do and using this passion to encourage others. – Rae Freestone

Rae attended the CPD Awards ceremony to be presented her award with an audience of Science Council membership representatives, CPD Award Judges and peers. The ceremony was held on 21st November at One Birdcage Walk in London and formed part of the Science Council’s Celebration of Science evening reception alongside the Sir Gareth Roberts Lecture. This year’s speaker was Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Her chosen lecture topic was “Powering the future: a research and innovation system for the 21st century”.

Once again very well done, Rae, we are delighted and proud.

The IST Executive Board