The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM aims to promote the inclusion and progression of people from diverse backgrounds in STEM, and to encourage government, parliamentarians, academics, businesses and other stakeholders to work towards a STEM sector that is representative of the population. They also want to consider and influence changes in policy that will lead to this outcome.
The Group is made up of Members of Parliament and Lords, and is a focus for collaboration with businesses and other organisations in the STEM sector.
As part of their work on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, the British Science Association acts as secretariat for the Group.
The group will be holding two inquiries this year. They will comprehensively explore two policy areas related to the topic of diversity and inclusion in STEM, so they can provide concrete recommendations for policy-makers to enact positive change within the sector.
To ensure the best ideas from different voices for topics of inquiry, come forward, they inviting submissions. To make a suggestion, complete this short form by Friday 25 January 2019.
Suggestions will be presented to the MPs and Lords in the APPG, who will then decide on the inquiry topics that we’ll take forwards.
To find out more, or to register for updates, visit: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/appg
Relevant consultations and recent reports:
Racial Harassment in HE: inquiry seeking input until Friday 15 February 2019
Breaking the barriers: women’s retention and progression in the chemical sciences
Gender inequality pay gap may take over 200 years to close!
UKRI Review of equality, diversity and inclusion
The Royal Society focus on Diversity
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