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Prime Minister recognises UK biosciences as “extraordinary” and calls for reform for GM regulation

In his first speech as Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP described the UK Biosciences Sector as “extraordinary.”

Four medals for UK Team at International Biology Olympiad

A team of four students representing the UK have each been awarded medals at the 30th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Szeged, Hungary.

Number of animal procedures in science decreases, 2018 home office stats reveal

The Home Office has released the statistics of animal use in science in 2018, with data showing that there has been a 7% decrease in the number of procedures; the third consecutive annual decrease and the lowest figures since 2007.

RSB marches in this year’s Pride in London parade

Staff and members of the Royal Society of Biology took to the streets as part of this year’s Pride in London parade, in support of the LGBT+ community; the first time the Society has taken part in this event.

Students and teachers celebrate success at this year’s Education Awards Ceremony

More than one hundred pupils travelled from across the UK to attend this year’s Education Awards Ceremony, held at the IET London: Savoy Place, on 28th June.

RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year 2019 announced

Gemma Singleton, science lead at The Beacon School, is the 2019 recipient of the Royal Society of Biology’s School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.

Parliamentary Links Day 2019: science minister says UK should pay to access EU research programmes

Government science minister Chris Skidmore has said the UK should pay to access EU research programmes in an agreement separate from the Brexit withdrawal bill and other stalled negotiations.

Technicians provide “frontline support for student mental health and wellbeing”, report released by RSB and partners confirms

A new report released by sector leaders confirms that technical staff regularly support students with sensitive and personal issues including bereavement or sexual assault − often with very little formal recognition or training. 

RSB Members recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019

RSB Members have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, which recognises outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

RSB introduces new skills certificate to help scientists move into industry

The Royal Society of Biology has introduced a new skills certificate to help equip scientists with skills valued by industry employers.