GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.
What we do
Research and development science is a fundamental part of our work. Together with other like-minded companies, and our corporate partners, we are committing our people and our resources to develop life-saving medicines, vaccines and products for the World Health Organisation’s biggest health-threats: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We also make many essential household products, such as toothpastes, mouthwashes and nutrition products.
Why is STEM education so important to us?
"Children need something to aspire to. Few of them understand that they could be the person that cures cancer." Philip, teaching 5-11 year-olds
We are 100 % committed to education.
We’ve been passionate about STEM education for many years. Globally, GSK helps fund and support more than 40 education programmes.
We celebrate the very best of what GSK does through our curriculum-linked programme and resources. We want to inspire each and every student to embrace the magic of STEM, encouraging them to explore the amazing opportunities on offer as they get to grips with STEM in the classroom. And we’re even more ambitious! By demonstrating science-in-action and profiling the work of different scientists, we want to go beyond the boundaries of the school curriculum and reveal the wonderful possibilities that a career in STEM can offer.
Who are our partners?
GSK is proud to be a corporate member of The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. In addition to corporate membership, GSK has worked with the Science Museum for over 20 years, from supporting the old history of medicine exhibitions to becoming a principal supporter of the new Medicine Galleries which will open in 2019..
GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year
GSK sponsors the GSK UK Young Scientist r of the Year Award as part of The Big Bang Fair, where over 200 students get the chance to present their project at the Fair. This setting gives students the chance to present their ideas to a large audience, inspiring other students in the process.
The Telegraph STEM Awards Healthcare Challenge
GSK also sponsors The Telegraph STEM Awards Healthcare Challenge. The 2018 competition challenges candidates to share their idea to prevent and treat pneumonia in children in developing countries. childhood pneumonia is the biggest cause of preventable death among under-fives in developing nations. In 2015 almost one million children under the age of five lost their lives to this deadly disease.
In the USA, GSK is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Franklin Institute and the PACTs programme. Together through this programme, we provide year-round science enrichment and career development to diverse students. We also support the Philadelphia Science Fair, which offers thousands of young people the opportunity to speak to a scientist and have hands-on scientific experience. Also, GSK has invested in the North Carolina New Schools programme for over a decade to support effective delivery and scaling of STEM education, including an annual STEM conference for educators.
If you would like to know more about what we do, visit gsk.com