Academy News

The Academy of Social Science has learned that the government’s recently announced plans to introduce a new fast-track system for Tier 1 visas (for ‘exceptional talent’) will apply only to STEM

The Academy of Social Science has learned that the government’s recently announced plans to introduce a new fast-track system for Tier 1 visas (for ‘exceptional talent’) will apply only to individuals with science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) skills.  We are, of course, seeking to make representations about this. In the meantime, Sharon Witherspoon, Head… Read more »

Press Release: The Academy of Social Sciences responds to the Government’s plan to devise a new ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent

9 August 2019, London: Yesterday, 8 August 2019, the Government made an announcement about its plans to develop a ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent, and confirmed some interim plans for replacing EU Horizon 2020 funding through the UKRI if the UK left the EU without a deal. While the Academy of Social… Read more »

Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS joins the Academy of Social Sciences as Chief Executive

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science is delighted to welcome Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS as its new Chief Executive. Rita brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience of leadership and organisational development in the learned society and professional body sector in the UK. She is committed to… Read more »

Stephen Anderson, Director of the Academy of Social Sciences, retires at 65

Stephen Anderson was the Executive Director of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Campaign for Social Science. He is also a member of the Campaign Board. Stephen joined the Academy in April 2008 with a tiny office and an even tinier budget. He incrementally increased the Academy’s reputation and income over the next 10… Read more »

Dr Rita Gardner has been appointed Chief Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science

London, 27 September 2018: The Academy of Social Sciences has appointed Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS as its new Chief Executive. The Academy of Social Sciences is the UK’s national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Dr Gardner was formerly Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), the… Read more »

Latest ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Accounting and Finance’ launched at the Palace of Westminster

Accounting and finance have a key role to play in tackling social issues The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury spoke today at the launch of Making the Case for the Social Sciences 13 – Accounting and Finance. The new publication from the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for… Read more »

Academy and Campaign welcome UKRI board

The Academy and Campaign welcome the announcement of the non-executive members of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Chair of new Office for Students – applications open (to 24 Nov)

The Department for Education has announced that applications are now open for the chair of the Office for Students (OfS). The Department says that the OfS chair, subject to parliamentary approval, will be tasked with leading the creation of the OfS and setting out its direction in the coming years working with the executive team… Read more »