Prof Simon Guild elected to the Executive Committee of the Heads of University Biosciences
Issued: Fri, 25 May 2018 10:43:00 BST
Professor Simon Guild, Head of the School of Life sciences, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) departments at its annual general meeting on Wednesday 18 April.
HUBS is a Special Interest Group of the Royal Society of Biology, and aims to address the particular challenges of managing biological and life science departments and units in UK higher education (HE).
HUBS acts as a forum for discussing national issues on the provision and funding of research and teaching in the biological sciences, and as a source of informed comment on the consultations of the day that affect HE institutions delivering in the biological and life sciences.
HUBS runs two meetings for members a year: a day-long winter meeting focusing on HE policy issues; and a residential meeting in early spring, with more extended talks and debates about matters relevant to teaching in the biosciences. The Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award is made at this meeting.
As a Special Interest Group of the Society, HUBS contributes to national debates on priorities in the biosciences, and our higher education policy work is informed by upwards of 3,000 academic specialists in the UK's academic departments.
Professor Guild was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) in 2017.