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Do you work in science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM)? Are you an employer in a STEMM or a STEMM-related sector with real-life examples or case studies that have increased the diversity of your workforce?
We want to hear about the best recruitment and retention initiatives in the UK, those you are most proud of because of the difference they have made, and in return help bring you the recognition you deserve.
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As part of the Royal Society’s diversity programme Leading the way: Increasing diversity in the scientific workforce, funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), we are searching for small, medium and large STEMM employers that are leading the way in promoting diversity in the scientific workforce. We particularly welcome case studies from small and medium sized enterprises and those from emerging industries.
We want to promote and showcase the best examples in recruitment and retention where actions, policies, practices or initiatives have successfully improved the diversity of the scientific workforce, in particular the representation of women, disabled people and those from minority ethnic groups.
We are calling for the submission of best practice case studies on increasing diversity in the scientific workforce. We will showcase the selected case studies on our diversity hub and promote these to the scientific community. Our diversity hub will also hold reports, videos and toolkits from our diversity programme as well as highlighting existing resources and materials located elsewhere.
Case studies written in the first person by an employee from an underrepresented group where a particular initiative, activity, policy or practice has had a positive impact on entry, progression or retention within a STEMM industry for the individual are particularly welcome.
Case studies should:
If you have any questions or if you require any support or guidance in developing a case study then please contact Polly Williams, Diversity Programme Manager, on 020 7451 2571 or email email@example.com.
Download the case study submission form.
A picture of the UK scientific workforcePublished: March 2014
A picture of the UK scientific workforce: Interactive chartPublished: March 2014
A call for best practice case studiesPublished January 2014 - ongoing
Inspiring scientists: Diversity in British scienceLaunching Spring 2014
Article by Chair in Science in Parliament magazine (PDF)Published Autumn 2013
Research into the business case for diversityPublished June 2013
Progress reportPublished March 2013
This project is led by a Steering Group of scientific and policy experts. Professor Dame Julia Higgins DBE FREng FRS is chair of the Steering Group.
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