CaSE are delighted to welcome Empiribox, Jisc, Ulster University and the University of London as new organisational members.
Commenting on today's announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said:
"Empiribox, Jisc, Ulster University and the University of London each play a prominent role within the UK’s broad science and engineering sector, from underpinning top-quality academic research to providing innovative STEM learning. I am delighted to welcome such distinguished and dynamic organisations into our growing membership. I look forward to working closely with all four and know that their voices will add great weight to ours."
Ivor Tucker, Strategic Partnerships Director, Empiribox:
"Empiribox is delighted to join CaSE and looks forward to working with other members to implement our vision to inspire future generations of young pupils aged 5-11 with the wonders and joy of scientific discovery, by engaging them in hands-on practical investigations and demonstrations every week through their primary school years."
"The UK has a wonderful science heritage and it is incumbent on the whole community to ensure that our youngest members become aware of and are inspired by the opportunities that lie before them in STEM activities. We are also keen to work with CaSE members to demonstrate how the theoretical lessons pupils study link to practical activities that companies implement every day in the course of doing business."
Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc:
"A digitally advanced education and research sector will be crucial for the future success of UK science and engineering. I am delighted to join CaSE and look forward to working with the campaign to ensure the UK has the skills, infrastructure, funding and policies it needs to secure the future of such a vital sector."
Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Impact), Ulster University:
"We are delighted to be a member of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. At Ulster University we provide a rich, innovative and enabling environment to support the next generation of scientists and engineers. We look forward to working collaboratively with CaSE and its members and help maintain the UK’s status as being one of the best places in the world for science and engineering."
Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of London, said:
"The University of London is delighted to support CaSE in its work to champion science and engineering. As one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK, science and engineering underpins much of the high-quality teaching and research that we provide. We look forward to adding our voice to CaSE’s membership in supporting these crucial issues."
Further details about the four new organisational members
Empiribox is a whole-school solution for primary schools that makes it easy and stress free for them to deliver inspiring, thought-provoking science in their classrooms. It is a complete Key Stage 1 & 2 science solution for schools, focusing specifically on the development of science skills and including all the necessary schemes of work, lesson plans, assessment tools, equipment and regular CPD training. Empiribox’s fun, hands-on experiments for children ensure that new and exciting practical science takes place in every classroom every week of the year.
Jisc is the UK’s digital body for post-16 education and research. It provides business-critical infrastructures and digital tools for all publicly funded universities, colleges and research facilities. From operating the Janet network (the fastest private network anywhere in the world) to developing next-gen education technologies and providing professional support and advice, Jisc works to push the boundaries and encourage the adoption of digital technologies within UK teaching, learning and research.
Ranked in the top 3% of world universities, Ulster University is a young, dynamic and innovative university with a spirit that transforms lives, stretches minds, develops skills and raises ambitions. Ulster is consistently regarded as one of the most outward-looking institutions in the world, ranked in the top 25% of all UK universities for research, and has earned an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship. As a research-led university with a strong reputation in science and engineering, Ulster strives to be a nexus of learning where research permeates our operations and is the basis of our reputation, enhances our student experience and is the foundation for our continuous improvement.
University of London
The University of London is a federal University and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in higher education. It consists of 18 independent member institutions of outstanding reputation, together with a number of prestigious central academic bodies and activities.
CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please do contact us.