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CaSE responds to 2014 GCSE Results

This year sees many changes to the GCSE system including the addition of the Further Additional Science qualification and changes to school accountability measures driving behaviour change. The changes make it difficult to unpick precisely what today’s results mean for science. Equally, the figures out today highlight the increasingly complex nature of the options for studying science facing schools, teachers and students. Read More »

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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 looks forward to working with new Science and Education Ministers

Today has seen change across ministerial responsibilities for universities, science, education and skills:

  • Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, The Rt Hon Dr Greg Clark (Formerly David Willetts – standing down at next election)
  • Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan (Formerly Michael Gove – appointed Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
  • Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Nick Boles (Formerly Matthew Hancock – appointed Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy) Read More »
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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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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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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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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)

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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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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