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
10 / Dec / 2013 0

AGM 2013 Agenda

The agenda for the second Science is Vital Annual General Meeting, to be held on 12th December 2013 at 17.30 at Charles Darwin House, London. Welcome Minutes of the previous meeting Matters arising Reports Chair’s report (review of previous year) … Continue reading

Categories: SiV Business
29 / Nov / 2013 2

Open letter to Vincent Cable, Secretary of State

Dear Dr Cable, We are writing to express our deep concern about reports that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is considering cuts to the ring-fenced science funding because of budget pressures arising from changes in the higher education … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, cuts
23 / Nov / 2013 6

Science is Vital responds to BIS threat to cut research funding

Science is Vital is extremely concerned to read reports that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is planning to cut research funding in 2014. The science budget was ring-fenced in the 2010 Spending Review and we will fight … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, News
13 / Nov / 2013 0

AGM 2013

The 2013 Science is Vital annual general meeting will be held from 17.30 to 19.00 on Thursday 12th December. Thanks to the generous support of the Society of Biology we will be at Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, … Continue reading

Categories: News, SiV Business
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