Category Archives: CaSE

Recent Round Up

CaSE has published its July 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

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CaSE welcomes new Membership Manager


The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the UK’s leading independent scientific advocacy group, welcomes Jenni Lacey as the new Membership Engagement and Development Manager.

Jenni will manage all aspects of CaSE’s individual and organisational membership.

She studied Natural Science at the University of Sussex and went on to complete a Masters in Science Communication at Imperial College London. Prior to joining CaSE she has worked in the marketing team for scientific equipment manufacturers and most recently as Membership Marketing Officer at the Society of Biology. Read More »

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Royal Society Vision

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Recent round-up

CaSE has published its June 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • CaSE has welcomed the launch of the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter Mark national trial. Last month CaSE published its new report, Improving Diversity in STEM, bringing together data and research from the last five years to build a picture of the current state of diversity in STEM, from education to the workforce. Read More »
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Vacancy: Part-time paid internship (3 month contract)

Part time: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week)

London Living Wage: £800 per month at 0.6 FTE (equivalent £1,335 per month pro rata)

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocacy group for science and engineering in the UK. We campaign on behalf of our members from across the science and engineering community, in industry and academia, to raise the profile of science and engineering in politics and government. We have a track record of successfully influencing politics and the media at the highest levels to campaign for better policies for science and engineering. We want the UK to have world-leading research and education, skilled scientists and engineers, and innovative businesses. Read More »

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Diversity and Science – WiSET

The WiSET team within the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University have been addressing the barriers in science (and technology, engineering, maths and built environment) for under-represented groups, particularly women, over a number of years. Read More »

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Recent round-up

CaSE has published its May 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

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Recent round-up

CaSE has published its April 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • CaSE will be holding a panel discussion on the economic significance of the UK science base in May. The panel and audience will discuss findings from Jonathan Haskel and Alan Hughes’ new report, ‘The Economic Significance of the UK Science Base’. This report, commissioned by CaSE and funded by a consortium of CaSE members, provides crucial economic evidence to support claims that Government can boost growth by investing in science and engineering research. The event is kindly hosted by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 7th May, 2pm-3.30pm. The event is open to CaSE’s organisational members and collaborators. Please RSVP to nickh@sciencecampaign.org.uk. Read More »
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CaSE responds to Lords report on international STEM students

‘Action needed to attract global STEM talent’

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today called on the Government to make substantial changes to UK migration policy to reverse the declining trend in international STEM students.  Read More »

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Recent Round-Up

CaSE has published its March 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • CaSE has responded to the 2014 Budget, welcoming new science and engineering investment by the Chancellor, but warning that the UK needs to shift gears in order to win the ‘global race’. Read More »
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CaSE responds to 2014 Budget

“New investments welcome but gear shift needed to win global race”

Below is CaSE’s response to the 2014 Budget. You can also read our our  2014 Budget background paper.

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Recent round-up

CaSE has published its January 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

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New Year round-up

CaSE has published its January 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • CaSE is holding a roundtable discussion on the impact of immigration policy on the science and engineering community for our members and collaborators, with the Head of Migration Policy from the Home Office on 24th January, 11am-1pm Read More »
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December round-up

CaSE has published its December2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • Last week’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor saw a number of announcements for science and engineering. See here for CaSE’s briefing on how science and engineering fared in the Autumn Statement. Read More »
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Vacancy: Part-time paid internship (3 month contract)

Part time: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week)

London Living Wage: £800 per month at 0.6 FTE (equivalent £1,335 per month pro rata)

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocacy group for science and engineering in the UK. We campaign on behalf of our members from across the science and engineering community, in industry and academia, to raise the profile of science and engineering in politics and government. We have a track record of successfully influencing politics and the media at the highest levels to campaign for better policies for science and engineering. We want the UK to have world-leading research and education, skilled scientists and engineers, and innovative businesses.

We’re looking for someone to support our team on a fixed, short-term contract as a paid intern. The successful candidate will provide vital administration and communications support during an exciting and busy period for CaSE as we prepare for the 2015 General Election. The intern will be responsible for diary management, contacts management and communications support.

This work will enable CaSE to improve our engagement with our members and partners in the science and education policy sectors, and maximise the impact of our substantial output through better communication with leading scientists, engineers, politicians and journalists. It will enable CaSE to do more and work better by making the most of our most valuable asset: our contacts. There will be opportunities for interns to widen their experience of science policy and develop their skills for example through political monitoring, writing for our blog and supporting our policy events.

CaSE is a small organisation with big impact. It is fast-paced, fun, and operates at the highest levels of politics, business, academia and the media. Everyone at CaSE gives their all and we look to our intern candidates to do the same. In return, our interns benefit from the opportunity to experience everything we do first-hand and make a big contribution to a small team.  We encourage our interns to develop as much as they can in an environment with unrivalled access and opportunity.

Please email CaSE Director, Dr Sarah Main, at nickh@sciencecampaign.org.uk if you have any questions. Information on how to apply is provided below. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 29th of June 2014.

Interviews will be held on 9th July. We’re looking for someone who can start around the middle of July.

The role:

  • Diary management: setting up meetings with our members and collaborators; following up leads to arrange meetings with potential new members of CaSE
  • Contacts management: refreshing contact details and updating all new contact details with our members and collaborators
  • Communications support: updating our website to keep information fresh and up to date (e.g. on events, consultations and jobs); tweeting for CaSE and keeping our twitter account active (24,000 followers); managing our programme of blogs by inviting contributions
  • Maximising impact: making the most of CaSE’s considerable output by ensuring that CaSE communications and engagement with members celebrate and reflect what we’ve achieved
  • Events support: providing administrative support for our pre-election science policy events series and parliamentary engagement
  • Development opportunities: interns will have the opportunity to broaden their science policy and communications skills by undertaking additional work e.g. political monitoring, writing for our blog, and supporting the work of the Director and Assistant Director

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a demonstrable interest in science policy, and the politics around science
  • Are comfortable dealing with high office and will be a good ambassador for CaSE when engaging with our members and collaborators through their personable style, courtesy and professionalism
  • Enjoy and are good at organisation
  • Understand the importance of and are good at keeping records accurate and up to date
  • Take the initiative to make work processes as efficient as possible
  • Will pitch in to help with any aspect of work in a small organisation that they can
  • Good time-management skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure and as part of a small team
  • Are familiar with web-based communications and use of social media for professional communications (ability to use Word Press would be an advantage)
  • A degree in a science, engineering, maths, social science, or other relevant subject

More information:

Successful applicants are eligible for six days of leave during the period of the three month contract. We will endeavour to be flexible should you need to attend job interviews during your employment with us, and you will have a two week notice period.

Full details about CaSE, our work, and our communications to policy-makers can be found at www.sciencecampaign.org.uk.

CaSE is a registered charity with four permanent staff – the Director, Assistant Director, Head of Communication and Operations, and Membership Engagement and Development Manager. Our work is overseen by our Board of Directors, who are the trustees of the charity.

CaSE welcomes applicants regardless of ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief or lack thereof, or marital status.

Application process

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 29th June 2014. To apply, please email Dr Sarah Main at nickh@sciencecampaign.org.uk with:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter outlining why you want the job, why you think you would be good at it, what experience you have and why it’s relevant.  Please include attributes or skills beyond those specified that you think would benefit the organisation and explain why.
  • The names and contact details of two referees
  • The earliest date you could start
  • Please tell us if you would like to discuss a different working arrangement than the 3 days per week, 3 month contract advertised

Interviews will be held on 9th July, in central London. We’re looking for someone who can start around the middle of July.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your application by the 30th of June.

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CaSE Briefing – Autumn Statement 2013

This document sets out CaSE’s summary of announcements made today in the Autumn Statement that are relevant to science and engineering. They cover

  • Science and innovation
  • Education and skills
  • Infrastructure and capital
  • Departmental resource reduction

You can also read CaSE’s response to the Autumn Statement here.

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CaSE responds to Lords report on infrastructure

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today published its report on scientific infrastructure, warning that the UK’s large scale scientific resources are being compromised by a lack of long term strategic investment.

CaSE welcomes this timely and comprehensive review by the Committee. Scientific infrastructure, including large pieces of equipment such as the synchrotron, aeroplanes for environmental monitoring, and high performance computing for large data sets, are essential to keep the UK at the forefront of discovery. Read More »

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October round-up

CaSE has published its October 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

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First impressions of CaSE – Naomi Weir

It is such a privilege to be joining the CaSE team as Assistant Director!

In the two weeks leading up to starting, I’ve had the pleasure of attending the cross-party debate on science and engineering and the excellent 2013 Annual Lecture by Chief Scientific Advisor to the EU, Professor Anne Glover. Now three days into the role, I feel I’ve had a small glimpse into what to expect working here. There is so much being done, and much more to do! Read More »

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Watch the CaSE Cross-Party Debate

Last Wednesday saw CaSE bring together the science spokespeople from the three main Westminster parties to debate the future direction of science and engineering in the UK. Read More »

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