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Informing the government


Politicians, government departments and international organisations play a key role in the science sector. We work to ensure key policymakers are aware of the views and concerns of our membership. 


We feed into many government consultations through our collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology. This collaboration aims to provide a unified voice when advising Government and influencing policy.

 

If you've got an opinion on any of the documents below and want to make sure that it's heard, or just have a question about a consultation, please contact our Policy team. We are keen to hear your opinion and all comments are read and appreciated. Please note that we will not include your name/affiliation in a response without your explicit permission.



 

Wakeham Review of STEM degree provision and graduate employability

In response to the Wakeham Review, we have published a statement and a comment piece by the Chair of the Policy Committee, Dr David Pye, on Campaign for Science and Engineering blog.

 



 

Recent consultations: 

The Biochemical Society fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the following consultations: 

The Department for Education's consultation 'Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level technical consultation' May 2018 

The Department for Education's consultation on the Review of Post 18 Education and Funding May 2018 

The Department for Education's consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers March 2018 

The Environmental Audit Committee's Inquiry into the Government's 25 year Environment Plan February 2018 

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's Brexit, Science and Innovation Summit inquiry February 2018 

The Department for Education's consultation on the Implementation of T Level programmes February 2018 

The Institute of Apprenticeships' Occupational Maps consultation February 2018

The Education and Select Committee's inquiry into the Quality of apprenticeships and skills training January 2018 

The Migration Advisory Committee's call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market October 2017 

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy September 2017 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies inquiry Building our Industrial Strategy April 2017 

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the consultation on the Second Research Excellence Framework, February 2017. Full RSB response is available online.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Genomics and genome-editing inquiry, January 2017.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the consultation on the UK Bioeconomy, January 2017. Full RSB response is available online.

 



 


 

Have your say on the Industrial Strategy consultation

 

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a green paper setting out how build the new modern Industrial Strategy. This will be relevant to researchers in both industry and academia. We are collecting views from our membership and will be contributing to the Royal Society of Biology’s consultation response. 

 

Don't miss the opportunity to share your views on issues such as priority areas for funding and the development of skills in the changing economic landscape. Start the survey

 


 

Have your say on the Industrial Strategy consultation

 

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a green paper setting out how build the new modern Industrial Strategy. This will be relevant to researchers in both industry and academia. We are collecting views from our membership and will be contributing to the Royal Society of Biology’s consultation response. 

 

Don't miss the opportunity to share your views on issues such as priority areas for funding and the development of skills in the changing economic landscape. Start the survey

 


 

Have your say on the Industrial Strategy consultation

 

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a green paper setting out how build the new modern Industrial Strategy. This will be relevant to researchers in both industry and academia. We are collecting views from our membership and will be contributing to the Royal Society of Biology’s consultation response. 

 

Don't miss the opportunity to share your views on issues such as priority areas for funding and the development of skills in the changing economic landscape. Start the survey

 

Parliamentary events


We have taken part in these events alongside other learned societies:

 

 


 

Past consultations


See the consultation archive.