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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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Vacancy: Membership Engagement and Development Manager

Central London. £24-34k pa, full time. 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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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) – negotiable

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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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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EU Scientific Advisor gives Annual Lecture

(L-R) CaSE Director Dr Sarah Main, CaSE Chair Prof. Hugh Griffiths, EU Chief Scientific Advisor Prof. Anne Glover

Last Tuesday saw the CaSE 2013 Annual Lecture, given by the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, Professor Anne Glover CBE.

The event was kindly hosted by the Zoological Society of London, with over 200 delegates in attendance from across industry, academia, learned societies and the general public. Read More »

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CaSE welcomes new Assistant Director

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the UK’s leading independent scientific advocacy group, welcomes Naomi Weir as the new Assistant Director.

Naomi will play a leading role in CaSE’s policy analysis and development, engaging with high-level decision makers and opinion-formers, commenting in the media, and supporting the work of the Director, Dr Sarah Main. Read More »

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June Round-Up

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

  • Last week Dr Sarah Main took up the position of CaSE Director. A former molecular biologist, Sarah previously working at the Medical Research Council and has first-hand experience of central government policy making. Writing for the blog on her first day, Sarah has set out her priorities for CaSE. Read More »
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New CaSE Director sets out priorities

Don’t wear new shoes on the first day of a new job.  That was my first lesson of the day after a stop for plasters before even reaching the office.  But, once arrived, I was welcomed by sunshine, coffee and the fabulous CaSE team. Read More »

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CaSE Appoints New Director

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the UK’s leading independent scientific advocacy group, welcomes Dr Sarah Main as its new Director. Read More »

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CaSE Science Policy debate on 30th April


Campaign for Science & Engineering Cross-Party Science and Engineering Debate

Between David Willetts MP, Julian Huppert MP and Shabana Mahmood MP

With only two years until the 2015 General Election, CaSE is bringing together the science spokespersons from the three main Westminster parties to debate the future direction of science and engineering policy in the UK:

  •     David Willetts MP (Conservative) Universities and Science Minister
  •     Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat), Former research scientist
  •     Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour), Shadow Universities and Science Minister

The panellists will be responding to questions from the audience on range of issues, including research funding, education, innovation, and scientific advice in government, and we’d very much like you to be there.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is kindly hosting the event at Savoy Place, London, on the evening of Tuesday 30th April 2013.

Registration will be from 6pm with the debate starting at 6.30pm. There will be a small reception event held afterwards.

If you would like to submit a question to the panellists please do so when registering for a ticket. The event is free and you can register here.

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Vacancy: CaSE Director (£47,000 – £52,000)

Science Minister David Willetts speaking at CaSE's 25th anniversary celebration in 2011

Science Minister David Willetts at CaSE’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2011

Central London – deadline 28th Feb 2013

The deadline for this position has now passed.

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) is looking for a strategic, articulate, and highly motivated individual who is passionate about science and engineering to lead the organisation.

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New trustees, departing director

Imran Khan

Imran Khan has led CaSE since 2010 and will be departing in March

As 2013 gets underway and we wish all of our readers, members, and colleagues a happy New Year, we’re also announcing some major personnel changes here at CaSE – the departure of our director, and the appointment of six new trustees.

Departing director

The first is that Imran Khan, our director since 2010, will be leaving the organisation in March. He is set to take over as Chief Executive of the British Science Association in April, succeeding Sir Roland Jackson who is stepping down after ten years in charge.

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Vacancy: Full- or part-time paid internship (3 month contract)

Please note that the deadline for this placement has now passed.

London Living Wage (£1,300 per month)

The Campaign for Science and Engineering is the UK’s leading independent advocate for the STEM sectors. We are a charity with a track record of influencing politics and 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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CaSE News 72 published

The latest issue of CaSE News has now been published.

As well as a round-up of CaSE’s ongoing work, CaSE News 72 includes analysis of the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, the new Liberal Democrat science policy and a special feature on the ’4Growth’ campaign. Read More »

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4Growth Debate

At the beginning of next year, the Government will auction the UK’s 4G mobile spectrum netting up to £4 billion for the Treasury. The ’4Growth’ campaign, launched by CaSE and Nesta calls for the Government to reinvest the proceeds back into science, engineering, technology and innovation.

On 11th December CaSE and Nesta held an event to discuss the campaign, as well as the wider role of science and technology in our society and economy. You can listen to a recording of the event here. The speakers included:

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Lord Heseltine delivers Annual Lecture 2012

John Russell: Campaign for Science and Engineering: Annual Lecutre with Lord Heseltine &emdash; Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, used the 2012 CaSE Annual Lecture to call for science to help drive the UK’s economic growth.

Heseltine – who served in the Cabinet under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and ultimately became Deputy Prime Minister – recently published his report ‘No Stone Unturned‘. The report, commissioned by George Osborne and Vince Cable, makes 89 recommendations for getting the UK back on the path to prosperity. Read More »

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November Round-Up

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

  • CaSE and Nesta have launched our new campaign this week, 4Growth, which calls on the Government to reinvest the proceeds from the forthcoming 4G spectrum auction. Please sign our petition, joining leading figures such as Prof Brian Cox, Lord Martin Rees, Lord William Waldegrave, Andre Geim, and Ben Goldacre – and do circulate the details to your colleagues and friends, so that MPs are forced to debate our calls. Read More »
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