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Policy Responses

The policy team and education team develop responses to consultations on behalf of the Society, on topics including access to academic research, guidance on animal research, plant science, the funding and commercialisation of research, issues impacting on higher education and schools.

We also maintain an archive of consultation responses as a record of outputs.

Responses in 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has produced a briefing document on the introduction of the T Levels, which are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020/21.
June 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and to improve animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
22 May 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has submitted a response to the Department for Education Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level technical consultation
18 May 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the Science and Technology Committee of the Commons' inquiry on an immigration system that works for science and innovation.
12 May 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has submitted a response to the 'Health and Harmony' consultation on the future for food, farming and the environment issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
8 May 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has submitted a response to the Department for Education's consultation on the Review of Post 18 Education and Funding
2 May 2018

The Royal Society of Biology has provided evidence to the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the House of Lords, in response to its inquiry on Brexit: plant and animal biosecurity
24 April 2018

The Royal Society of Biology submitted a response to the Department for Education's consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers
9 March 2018

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the Government’s 25-Year Plan for the Environment
26 February 2018

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the Science and Technology Committee of the Commons Brexit Science and innovation Summit inquiry
12 February 2018

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the Department for Education's consultation on the Implementation of T level programmes and the Institute for Apprenticeships' Occupational Maps consultation.
8 February 2018

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (text of the DEFRA draft Bill here)
7 February 2018

The Royal Society of Biology submitted a response to the Education Select Committee inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training, informed by policy and public affairs teams and committees, as well as membership and professional affairs.
5 January 2018

Responses in 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the economics of further, higher and vocational education inquiry
31 October 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on EEA- workers in the UK labour market
27 October 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to Life Sciences Industrial Strategy inquiry
23 October 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to a request from Defra for views and information on potential implications of the use of Digital Sequence Information on genetic resources for the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the objective of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.
7 July 2017

The Royal Society of Biology as part of the Learned Societies Group has submitted evidence to the Scottish Education and Skills Committee on Teacher Workforce Planning for Scotland's Schools.
26 April 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the BEIS consultation on Building our Industrial Strategy.
13 April 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the HEFCE consultation on the 2nd Research Excellence Framework
17 March 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the BEIS consultation on the UK Bioeconomy.
27 January 2017

The Royal Society of Biology submitted a response to the draft STEM education and training strategy informed by a workshop hosted by the RSB Scotland branch. As part of the Learned Societies Group we submitted a joint response to the strategy.
31 January 2017

The Royal Society of Biology responded to an inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap
18 January 2017
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on measures taken to close the STEM skills gap.

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the My Science Inquiry
11 January 2017
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, and suggested two areas for scrutiny: Managing Conflicts of Interest and Interdisciplinary Research Landscape in the UK.

Responses in 2016

12 December 2016
The Royal Society of Biology responded to the Government's consultation on schools that work for everyone
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the Department for Education on schools that work for everyone.

The Royal Society of Biology responded to an inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education
30 November 2016
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the Education Select Committee on the impact of exiting the EU on higher education.

The Learned Societies' Group has submitted a second-stage response to Education Scotland on the Curriculum for Excellence Science Benchmarks
24 November 2016
The Learned Societies' Group of which the Royal Society of Biology is a member has responded to the Scottish Government's draft Science Benchmarks for Assessments in further detail.

The Learned Societies' Group has responded to the Consultation on the Draft Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks for Assessments in the Science
25 October 2016
The Learned Societies' Group of which the Royal Society of Biology is a member has responded to the Scottish Government's draft Benchmarks for Assessments in the Sciences.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the Royal Society call for views on education research
25 October 2016
The Royal Society of Biology has submitted a response to the Royal Society-British Academy joint project call for views on educational research.

The Royal Society of Biology in alliance with the other Learned Societies responded to the Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence to inform their 'partial review of the Shortage Occupational List: Teachers' this also included an additional evidence annex.

16 September 2016
The Royal Society of Biology with the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society and Royal Society of Chemistry responded to the call for evidence, in our response we raised concerns about continued under recruitment of teachers across the sciences.

The Royal Society of Biology responded to Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research inquiry
7 September 2016
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into the implications and opportunities of leaving the EU for science and research.

The Royal Society of Biology responded to the call for evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching University Degrees
19th July 2016
The RSB has responded to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills call for evidence on accelerated courses and switching degrees.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the technical consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework
12th July 2016
The RSB has submitted a response to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills on the technical consultation for the implementation of the TEF year 2.

Royal Society of Biology briefing on the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee white paper: 'Higher education: success as a knowledge economy'
30 May 2016

The Learned Societies Group developed a briefing paper for new Members of the Scottish parliament.
10 May 2016

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to an inquiry into science communication

29 April 2016
The Royal Society of Biology submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Science communication.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the Review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
24 March 2016
The RSB has submitted evidence to the independent review of the Research Excellence Framework chaired by Lord Stern.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy inquiry on apprenticeships
18 March 2016
The RSB has submitted evidence to the inquiry highlighting the needs of the biosciences sector.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the inquiry into EU regulation of the life sciences
15 March 2016
The RSB has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into EU regulation of the life sciences.

The Learned Societies' Group has responded to the Scottish Government's Review on Improvement to National Qualifications and Assessment
1 March 2016
The Learned Societies' Group of which the Royal Society of Biology is a member has responded to the review Chaired by Dr Alasdair Allan, the Learning Minister for Scotland.

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the consultation on Implementing the English Baccalaureate
28 January 2016
The Royal Society of Biology with the Association for Science Education, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry responded to the consultation, highlighting the issues faced in recruiting specialist teachers

The Royal Society of Biology has responded to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee green paper: Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice
15 January 2016
The RSB consulted with its membership, committees and special interest groups to develop its response to the green paper.

 

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