Engineering Council

The Science Council works closely with the Engineering Council on joint licensing for professional bodies that support both scientists and engineers, as well as other initiatives to promote STEM careers and professions.

Society for the Environment

The Science Council also works with the Society for the Environment on joint licensing for professional bodies for environmental scientists.

STEMM Disability Advisory Committee

The Science Council is a member of the STEMM Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). STEMM DAC is a collaboration of professional bodies, learned societies and charities aiming to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM).

Along with several of the Science Council’s own member organisations, members of STEMM-DAC include the Campaign for Science and Engineering, the General Medical Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.

UK Inter-Professional Group (UKIPG)

The UKIPG has represented many professions, including healthcare, legal, financial, engineering and construction, since 1977. During this time the Group has been involved in some of the most important aspects of regulatory environments and professional practice, including revalidation and the recognition of professional competence.

Ali Orr, Science Council Registrar, is currently Chair of the group.


The Science Council works with EngTechNow to encourage technicians across the UK to become professionally registered.


The Science Council works with HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development) to support and promote the skills and roles of Technical staff in higher education institutions.


In 2014, the Science Council signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with unionlearn to improve the status and recognition of science technicians.

ASPIRES 2, King’s College London

Science Council is a member of the Advisory Group for this longitudinal research project tracking the influences on young people’s science and career aspirations. The research is in its second phase and is tracking students from age 10 to age 18 with a data set of over 13,000 students.

The team are building valuable information about the changing influences of family, school, careers education, social identities and inequalities on young people’s science and career aspirations.


The Science Council is a signatory to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The Concordat is an agreement between funders and employers of researchers in the UK, including those employed in technical and professional roles.