The Royal Society Update

A manifesto for UK science

Science and innovation drive the economy, create jobs and enrich our society. Whether it is Brexit, climate change, healthcare or the economy, all of the major issues that voters care about are underpinned by science, research and innovation. If the UK is to rise to these challenges, it is vital that the next government steps up its commitment and equips UK Science with the tools and support it needs to unlock its full potential.

The Royal Society has published a manifesto outlining key steps the next government must take in order to harness the potential of science to power a cutting edge UK.

Can we achieve five extra years of healthy older age?

Healthy ageing is a two-day conference held by the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences’ FORUM bringing together experts from industry, academia, the NHS and the wider scientific community.

Speakers will discuss scientific advances across ageing research, the implications of our ageing population for society, and explore the ethical, social and economic frameworks that will be needed to ensure sustainable and fair benefit for all.

Event details
13 – 14 February, 2020
The Royal Society, London

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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