Demand for accreditation continues to grow.
Last night Michelle Hulin from the University of Bath was announced as the winner of the Best Biology Student 2013 in the SET Awards at a ceremony held at Kensington Town Hall, London.
The Society of Biology and BioSingapore have signed a reciprocal agreement.
We are pleased to reveal that judging has taken place for the Society of Biology's annual amateur photography competition and the shortlist has been announced.
We are delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries for the inaugural Society of Biology Book Awards.
The Society of Biology Science Communication Awards are an annual event intended to reward outreach work carried out by young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public. There are two categories of awards and this year both winners are from The University of Manchester.
Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FSB will succeed Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell Hon FSB as the Society’s president.
Accreditation of bioscience degrees at the University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Royal Veterinary College, and the University of York was celebrated at the annual Degree Accreditation Awards Ceremony, on the 4th September.
SCORE has serious concerns about the decision by Ofqual to push ahead with introducing new science A levels for first teaching in September 2015.
The decision is based on evidence presented in Professor Mark Smith's report on A level reform, published on Friday 6th September.
Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience and philosophy and Honorary Fellow of the Society of Biology, has been shortlisted as a nominee for the BBC One Show's People's Portrait award.
This year sightings of flying ants began early, but more are still being seen at the start of September, unexpectedly late. The Society of Biology's flying ant survey has seen sightings continuing for over 5 weeks around the UK.
The Council for Science and Technology has sent a letter to education secretary Michael Gove proposing learned societies should act as mediators in the Government's move to increase the influence of universities on science A levels.
Following yesterday's announcement of GCSE results, the Society of Biology is encouraged to see that the number of students for biology has increased for another consecutive year, representing an on-going shift towards the separate sciences.
Each autumn the number of spiders seen indoors suddenly increases as males go on the hunt for a mate. The Society of Biology has launched a new recording scheme and is asking everyone who sees house spiders to report their sightings. The app 'Spider in da House' is available in the Android and Apple app stores, and records can be submitted online.
The Society of Biology congratulates all students who today received results for biology A level. With almost 64,000 students sitting biology A level this year, it was the most popular science. For those candidates who didn't make their grades, the Society of Biology's education team are on hand to give advice about applying through clearing and alternatives to university.
An article in the current edition of The Biologist, explained that the boom in urban beekeeping is not the answer to honeybee declines. The high density of hives could even be bad for honeybees and other flower-visiting insects as it risks overtaxing the available nectar and pollen supply, and potentially encourages the spread of diseases.
Flying ants were sighted early this year and were seen regularly in the last week of July. A large peak, however, came on Thursday 1 August. Sightings were reported from around the UK, with particularly high numbers in Manchester and Sheffield. Closer analysis of data from the flying ant survey will reveal regional patterns.
The UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) is asking for evidence that identifies concrete examples of European rules, regulations and practices where reform could benefit British business.
In July 2013 the Government announced its £160 million Agri-Tech strategy. The UK has some of the world's leading agricultural scientists, and we are pleased that the Government has chosen to invest in their work.
Four of the UK's most gifted sixth form students competed against some of the top young biologists from around the world at the 24th International Biology Olympiad (24th IBO) in Bern, Switzerland last week.The team returned to the UK on Sunday with three silvers and a bronze medal.
The UK's black garden ants (Lasius niger) are currently taking to the air in spectacular style, earlier than usual. Records are coming in for the Society of Biology's flying ant survey, and more are needed. Last year's survey revealed not one but two main flying ant days, and it may be that we see the same in 2013.
This week, International Space Summer Education Trust's (ISSET) Mission Discovery has arrived at King's College London, offering around 200 students the opportunity to hear first-hand and learn from NASA's top astronauts what it's really like to go into space.
Today, the Home Office published their annual statistics on the use of animals in scientific research. It shows that 4.11 million procedures were started in Great Britain in 2012, demonstrating a decrease in the number of procedures for toxicology (down to 377,000) but an increase for non-toxicology procedures by 10%, especially related to nutrition research (79,300).
Alison Eley, subject leader for science at Hampton Hill Junior School, Middlesex has been presented with the Society of Biology Primary Science Teacher of the Year Award. This recognises her outstanding and inspirational teaching of biology. The award is part of the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust Awards for primary science teachers.