Higher Education and Skills



Explore our policy work on higher education and skills

The Microbiology Society advocates for a higher education system that works for all microbiologists at all stages of their career by informing higher education policy. 

Consultation responses

  • UKRI: Draft EDI Strategy Inquiry

    In our response, we highlight that while the strategy shows UKRI’s commitment towards embedding EDI in its organisation, the strategy does not set out a truly revolutionary vision to make the sector more equitable overall. Quotes and a case study are included to illustrate the unacceptable challenges that some researchers currently face when applying for UKRI funding.

  • Vulnerable Skills

    The BBSRC and MRC, in association with the Society of Biology, held a consultation to identify vulnerable skills and capabilities within the biosciences. The Microbiology Society, working with the Society for Applied Microbiology, submitted evidence highlighting vulnerable skills concerning microbiology.

  • Women in STEM Careers

    The Microbiology Society responded to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology inquiry about women in STEM careers.


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