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UKSPA Leadership Programme 2016

UKSPA's recent Annual Survey and informal discussions with Members indicated that the Association should be providing Continuing Professional Development Programme.

Join UKSPA at Colworth Park


The UKSPA event at Colworth Park is now fully booked - if you are interested in attending our next event please e-mail info@ukspa.org.uk

could you register as soon as possible. It is likely that regiostration will close on Monday 1 February.

Presentations from UKSPA @ Plymouth Science Park

Presentations from Plymouth Science Park. All of the presentations delivered at this month's UKSPA event in Plymouth can now be downloaded from the UKSPA website.

The topics covered a wide range of topics  including  "The Importance of Place" from Charlotte Heyes of BIS to "National Perspectives on R&D" delivered by Iain Simpson of the R&D Society.

Spending Review: Science for Science's sake


The  Campaign for Science and Engineering have been inviting members and collaborators to blog for the CaSE website, setting our their key asks for the Spending Review and the rationale behind it.

UKSPA Vice Chairman Catherine Johns (Innovation and Business Growth Director at Business Durham) has contributed her thoughts, saying that:

UKSPA October Conference - Plymouth Science Park.

The October UKSPA conference is being hosted by Plymouth Science Park on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2015.

There will also be an optional study tour arranged for Thursday morning for those who are travelling to Plymouth on the Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

Dublin 2015 Presentations

Presentations made at the UKSPA Conference at Croke Park, Dublin in June 2015 are now avaiilable for download.


Conference Programme and Delegates List


Wednesday 10 June

1.00 - A step closer to the real world. Professor Brian Norton. President, Dublin Institute of Technology

Presentations from Imperial College

UKSPA at Imperial College Incubator

3 - 4 February 2015


Delegate List

Conference Programme

Tuesday 3 February

12.30 - 1.00        

‘What do research staff do next?’ project

Vitae is launching a second wave of promotional campaign for the ‘What do research staff do next?’ project in collaboration with Naturejobs and are hoping to reach more research staff (postdoctoral researchers, research fellows, etc) who left university research and now are working in other employment sectors.

UKSPA is supporting the promotion of this important project.

UKSPA Awards Shortlist

UKSPA has unveiled the shortlist for their 30th Anniversary Awards programme.The six Awards cover the Most Successful: