The British Science Association (BSA) has published its latest Impact Report for 2022/23.

Our latest Impact Report (opens in new tab)

2022/23 was a busy year for us as we worked towards achieving our vision of a future where science is more relevant, representative and connected to society.

We facilitated ways for people, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, to feel that science is relevant to their lives through the British Science Festival and continued to expand on our delivery of our flagship education programme, the CREST Awards scheme. Over half a million hours of science activity was recorded by students participating in CREST last financial year.

We provided platforms from people to participate in science through community engagement programmes like the Highlands & Islands Climate Change Community Grants scheme (launched in 2021 with funded projects kicking off in 2022) and delivering two further reports via our Future Forum programme investigating young people's perceptions and experiences of science in their education.

We pushed on with our advocacy work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), sharing findings from research we commissioned on regional access to science engagement in a webinar as well as publishing a report on regional inequity in STEM skills in our role as secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity & Inclusion in STEM.

We're delighted with our achievements throughout the past financial year, and look forward to working with our funders, stakeholders, audiences and other organisations to fulfil our vision of a more inclusive and open science sector.