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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 Science Policy Officer Gabriele Butkute. 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.



Research Excellence Framework consultation 


HEFCE have launched a consultation setting out proposals on how to implement the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Don't miss your opportunity to share your views on the Higher Education landscape in the UK. We are collecting views from our membership and will be contributing to the Royal Society of Biology’s response. Start the survey.


Deadline for comments: 24 January 2017



 







Open science policy consultations:


 



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

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research, August 2016. Full RSB response available online.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology response to the Teaching Excellence Framework: Technical consultation for year 2, July 2016. Full RSB response is available on their website.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee into Science communication, April 2016. The full response is available online

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to Research Excellence Framework reviewby Lord Nicholas Stern, March 2016. The full response is available online.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to EU regulation of the life sciences, by the Science and Technology Committee, March 2016. The full response is available online.

We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to Higher Education Green Paper Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice. January, 2016. The full response is available online.

 

We have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology’s response to the consultation on the Relationship between EU membership and UK science, December, 2015. The evidence submitted can be viewed on the House of Lords website

 

We have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to CaSE survey on Immigration and its impact on UK science and engineeringAugust, 2015. View our response. 

The Wakeham Review of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Provision and Graduate Employability, July, 2015.


 

Parliamentary events


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

 

 


 

Past consultations


See the consultation archive.