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Shortlisted Teachers thrilled to be picked for RSB’s School Biology Teacher of the Year

The Royal Society of Biology has announced the shortlist for its School Biology Teacher of the Year 2023 award, which seeks to identify the UK’s leading secondary education teachers, recognising the invaluable role they play in educating and inspiring the next generation of biologists.

Neurodiversity across the life sciences

Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. Last week, Professor Sara Rankin FRSB spoke at our Member Organisation Twilight Meeting about neuroinclusive careers in STEM.

Young scientists quiz key political figures at VOF 2023

Young and early career scientists were today given the chance to voice their questions about the future of science to MPs, ministers and Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor.

Biosciences Careers Day held in Sheffield in preparation for National Careers Week

The RSB’s annual careers fair saw students attend in their hundreds to learn more about career options, improve their CV writing and hear from life science professionals.

A new Southeast Asia branch for RSB

The Royal Society of Biology Council has approved the formation of a new regional branch in Southeast Asia.

HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year shortlist – 2023

The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to confirm the final shortlist for the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year award for 2023.

R&D Sector urges rapid progress on UK association to EU programmes

As representatives of the UK, Irish and wider European research, innovation and business communities, we were heartened to hear the EU Commission President’s emphatic support for UK association to Horizon Europe.

RSB concerned at cuts to R&D funding

Yesterday, the Government released its Central Government Supply Estimates 2022-23, in which it is detailed that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has returned £1.6 billion of funds to the Treasury, which had previously been allocated for Horizon Europe association or domestic alternatives.

4-day week hailed as a success across the UK

Yesterday, the results of the four day working week initiative were released, a scheme that The Royal Society of Biology opted into last year.

RSB welcomes a new Cabinet post and Government department dedicated to science and innovation

The Royal Society of Biology welcomes the Prime Minister’s decision to create an enhanced focus on science and energy through two new departments of State: the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, both led by Cabinet level posts.