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CaSE welcomes City University as members

Prof-Paul-Curran-headshotCity University London is a leading international university dedicated to academic excellence as well as focused on business and the professions.

Professor Curran, Vice-Chancellor says of their decision to join CaSE:

“City University London is pleased to support CaSE in its efforts to raise the profile of science and engineering and, in particular, the need to maintain investment in education and research.  This is timely given the impending General Election and the parties’ relative commitments to science and engineering.”

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Recent Round-Up

latest-e-bulletinCaSE has published its April 2015 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 March 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • Ahead of the Election, CaSE has been inviting Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to write for CaSE on why science and engineering is important to the UK and how they would support this as a Member of Parliament. So far we’ve received over 100 responses from candidates and we’ll be publishing their comments regularly in the run-up to May 7th. Read More »
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CaSE welcomes Imperial College London as members

Imperial College Provost, James StirllingImperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Located in the heart of London, it is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
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CaSE responds to changes to GCSE practical science assessments

Ofqual has announced the adoption of a new approach for GCSE science practical assessment that will use written exam questions in place of controlled assessment.

Each exam board will have to specify a minimum number of practical activities that students must complete in class, set no lower than 8 in each individual science subject and 16 for combined science. Each school will be required to confirm that they have enabled their students to do the full range of practical work and students will be required to keep a record of their work. Read More »

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CaSE welcomes new member 1E

1E are a Software Lifecycle Automation company that empower the world’s largest and most distributed organisations to simplify and speed up the complete software lifecycle. With regional offices in New York, Dublin and New Delhi, their global headquarters are in West London.

Their customers consist of public and private sector companies, including Dell, ING, Nestlé, BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company and the UK Department of Work and Pensions, who they have helped save more than $2.5bn through the use of their technology. Read More »

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Science and engineering courses continue to increase in popularity

Last week the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) released data for the number of students starting degree courses in the 2013/14 academic year.

Enrolment on science subjects (in which HESA include engineering, medicine and maths) was up 8% on the previous year and 21% in the past seven years* (from 2007/08). The social sciences, arts and humanities saw a 5% increase in student numbers on the previous year and a 10% increase from 2007/08. The total number of students starting higher education increased by 5% from 2012/13 and by 13% from seven years ago. Read More »

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Recent Round-Up

CaSE has published its January 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:

  • CaSE has launched our top ten actions we want to see the next government take to champion science and engineering. #ChampionSTEM
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The CaSE 2015 Cross-Party Debate

(L-R) Liam Byrne MP, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Dr Greg Clark MP, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, CaSE Director Dr Sarah Main, and Royal Society Vice-President Prof Alex Halliday

On 14th January 2015 CaSE brought together the science spokespeople of the three main parties to debate which party would best promote science and engineering if they were to gain power in the 2015 general election.

On our panel was the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Dr Greg Clark MP; his shadow counterpart in the Labour Party, Liam Byrne MP; and the Liberal Democrats’ science champion, Dr Julian Huppert MP.  Read More »

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Dr Martin Turner joins CaSE

Dr Martin Turner is the new Policy Advisor at CaSE

I’m really pleased to be joining the CaSE team, especially at such an exciting time with the upcoming general election.

2015 is going to be a critical year for science and engineering. No matter who enters Downing Street, there are going to be tough decisions for government spending and we will have to fight hard to protect investment in our sector. Read More »

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Recent Round-Up

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

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CaSE responds to Autumn Statement 2014

Does government back the Chancellor’s ‘personal priority’ of science?

In this Autumn Statement, science was again singled out as the Chancellor’s ‘personal priority’. We saw indications of intent on how the government will spend the £1.1bn pa capital committed to science for the next five years in announcements of new facilities and research centres.

With many of these located in the north of England, we see how science is being used as a tool in the government’s drive to ‘rebalance the economy’. Announcements on skills and the fiscal landscape for research are welcome, but these need to be part of a coherent cross-government strategy to work. Read More »

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Investing in science across the UK

CaSE has welcomed today’s news in The Times (£) that the Chancellor George Osborne will be announcing a new £200 million science institute to be built in Manchester.

Update: For further details see CaSE’s response to the 2014 Autumn Statement.

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Science and Engineering Debate – Election 2015

CaSE Cross-Party Science and Engineering Debate 2015
Wednesday 14th January
The Royal Society

With only six months until the 2015 General Election, CaSE is bringing 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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Recent Round-Up

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

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Concerning the Scottish curriculum

The Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee is reviewing progress on the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), the transformative programme for 3 to 18 education in Scotland. Because the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Education Committee works to identify and promote priorities for education in Scotland at all levels, it has been involved in monitoring and responding to CfE. Read More »

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CaSE 2014 Annual Lecture – A Journey to Mars

By Nancy Williams, CaSE Intern

On Friday night Dr Ellen Stofan, NASA’s Chief Scientist, gave the Campaign for Science and Engineering’s 24th Annual Distinguished Lecture.

In front of a packed IMAX theatre at the Science Museum, Ellen took us through some of the extraordinary advances in science, technology and engineering resulting from exploration of space, and the challenges even now being worked on by scientists across the world driven by NASA’s journey to Mars. Read More »

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CaSE announces new Chair and Board of Directors

(L-R) CaSE Chair, Professor Graeme Reid, CaSE Director, Dr Sarah Main, and the former CaSE Chair, Professor Hugh Griffiths

CaSE is pleased to announce the election of its new Chair of the Board of Directors, Professor Graeme Reid.

Professor Reid is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London and was previously Head of Research Funding at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). Read More »

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Vacancy: Policy Officer

Central London. £22-26k pa full-time

One year fixed-term contract (January 2015-December 2015), secondments welcome

Applications close Monday 17th November Read More »

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Recent Round-Up

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

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