UCU Supports Science is Vital – you can too

One of the decisions taken at the October meeting of the HEC was to support the ‘Science is Vital’ initiative. The video below shows Ben Goldacre and why he supports the campaign. Our union does too, so we would ask branches to take part in the activity mentioned below and ensure science is safeguarded for future generations. Below, there is an e-mail from the chair of the campaign asking for everyone to get behind it and giving more details of how you can be more involved.

Dr Jennifer Rohn, Chair, Science is Vital who is a Principal Research Associate at University College London has written to all the supporters of the campaign to say:
Science is Vital needs your help. Funding for science and engineering in the UK is once again under serious threat, and we are asking our supporters to help ensure that our new campaign makes as much impact as possible on the government as it prepares for the Comprehensive Spending Review in November.

If you want to help, here’s what you can do. If you want to find out more, see below.

– Send a postcard to George Osborne telling him why science is vital to you at http://scienceisvital.org.uk/postcard
– Come to our rally in London on 26 October – tickets available here – attend a local party or watch the live-stream
– Spread the word – forward this email to friends and family (including non-scientists), and if you use social media (#scienceisvital), share our campaign page: http://scienceisvital.org.uk/as-vital-as-ever

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