12 / Apr / 2015 0

Tell them Science is Vital – Phase II

Now that parliament has been dissolved and the election campaign is in full swing, we are moving into the second phase of our Tell them Science is Vital campaign. All the candidates vying for your vote on May 7th will be out … Continue reading

Categories: News
13 / Mar / 2015 0

UK investment in science drops below 0.5% of GDP

(Press release, 12 March 2015) UK investment in science has dropped below 0.5% of GDP, new analysis reveals A new analysis by campaign group Science is Vital has found that UK investment in publicly funded research dropped to less than … Continue reading

Categories: Press
13 / Mar / 2015 0

Tell Them Science is Vital

In just a few weeks, Britain goes to the polls to vote in a new government. This is obviously a crucial time for science funding and policy. That is why Science Is Vital needs you to contact your MP or … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Democracy in Action, Economics
13 / Jan / 2015 0

2015 Annual General Meeting

In the more than 4 years since our milestone rally in front of the Treasury, what has Science is Vital achieved? While helping to secure a freeze of the public spend on science in the face of cuts elsewhere was … Continue reading

Categories: SiV Business
26 / Nov / 2014 0

Open letter to Greg Clark, MP

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister for Universities and Science Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Wednesday 26 November 2014 Dear Dr Clark, We are writing to you on behalf of Science is … Continue reading

Categories: BIS, Campaign, Names
14 / Jul / 2014 0

David Willetts

We’re sorry to see David Willetts moved from the Science Minister role. He listened, in person, to our arguments for increasing public funding for science, and we appreciated the support he showed for science within the government. We look forward … Continue reading

Categories: BIS
10 / Jun / 2014 0

Consultation on capital investment in R&D: have your say!

The government is increasing investment into science and research infrastructure and the scientific community has an opportunity to help decide how to spend the money. We know from our 2010 campaign to protect the UK science budget that many people … Continue reading

Categories: BIS
07 / May / 2014 0

Science really is vital

We are pleased to draw your attention to a really great piece of research commissioned by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE). The report, entitled “The Economic Significance of the UK Science Base” and written by economists Jonathan Haskel, Alan … Continue reading

Categories: Economics, Evidence
13 / Feb / 2014 0

STC report on women and STEM careers

Science is Vital welcomes the recent report from the Science and Technology Committee that highlighted the continuing problem of maintaining women in academic STEM careers and which urged universities to do more to retain them. In particular, the report noted … Continue reading

Categories: Careers
10 / Feb / 2014 1

Response to BIS decision to protect the ring fence

Science is Vital was extremely concerned that the science budget ring-fence put in place in 2010 was recently brought into question due to budgetary issues elsewhere in BIS. We are therefore relieved to see that decisions announced today ensure that … Continue reading

Categories: BIS, Campaign, cuts
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