Today as part of the cabinet reshuffle, I have taken up a new role as the Minister of State for Universities and Science.
In this new role, I’ll be overseeing:
- Higher Education – including student finance, student experience and wider student participation.
- Science & Research – including research funding, STEM skills and public engagement in science.
- Innovation & Commerce – including Innovate UK, smart cities and space research and innovation.
I am extremely excited at getting stuck into my new role and getting to work on the challenges ahead. Our universities are among the best in the world and are essential to our future, so I look forward to doing all I can to continue to promote, support and champion higher education in the UK.
Sam Gyimah MP