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SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council
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Approximately 25% of SETAC Europe’s members are MSc or PhD students. This large group of members is represented by the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which was established in 2006 in order to improve communication among students within SETAC and to offer opportunities to get in contact with senior members of SETAC Europe. The SAC’s chair actively participates in SETAC Europe Council meetings and ensures that the council is aware of student needs and wishes.

Furthermore, the SAC regularly organizes student activities during the Annual Meetings of SETAC Europe. Amongst others these are Career Talks held by established scientists to show opportunities as well as challenges that students might have to face if they are planning to work in academia, industry, consultancy or regulatory bodies. Moreover, Mentor Lunches are organized to bring together students and established scientists in a relaxed atmosphere.

The SAC also organizes the Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting, a meeting from students for students. The meeting was first organized in Europe on a two-year basis, but since 2016, it is an annual meeting organized by SAC in Europe and NASAC in North America. Students have the opportunity to give platform or poster presentations with no conference fees being charged. Workshops , Career Talks and short courses further equip the participants to master challenges in their careers.

For details on the 8th YES Meeting that will be held 5–10 February 2019 in Ghent, Belgium, go to the YES website.

To learn more about SAC activities follow us on Facebook and Twitter or send us an e-mail to

We have positions available at the SAC Council. If you are interested, please fill in the application form and send it to


Current members of the SAC:

  • Alexander Feckler (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • Josef Koch (Ghent University, Belgium) - Annual Meeting Representative
  • Katherine Lees (Plymouth University, United Kingdom) - SETAC UK Student Representative
  • Kymberly Newton ( University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
  • Lida Deermann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Mafalda Castro (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Samuel Moeris (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Simon Lüderwald (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)