Supporting Disabled Students in STEM


Supporting Disabled Students in STEM is the 2013 spring conference of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Disability Committee (STEM-DC).

Please note: this conference is now closed for registrations. However, we are running a waiting list in case of delegates cancelling their registration. To be placed on the waiting list please contact

STEM-DC is a cross-STEM collaborative group of professional bodies which supports practical ways to improve policies, practices and provision for disabled students. 

STEM-DC will be holding its spring conference, ‘Supporting Disabled Students in STEM’ at the Royal Society on February 28th 2013. The conference will bring together those working in academia to identify solutions to barriers faced by disabled students specifically studying for careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. Through talks and workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to share expertise, learn about best practice and new technologies, and make connections with those addressing similar issues.

Workshop presentations will cover areas including:

  • Transitions for Further Education students to Higher Education
  • Reasonable adjustments to labs
  • Access to fieldwork for disabled students
  • Assistive technologies in STEM education
  • Mental health awareness
  • Careers advice and guidance

Registration and access

The conference is open to all those working in academia with an interest in disability provision and inclusive education. The conference will be most useful for STEM department disability officers.

There is no cost for attending this event.

The conference will feature British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for keynote speeches, and is available on request for workshop sessions. 

To attend please register using the form above.

Supporting Disabled Students in STEM 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

For more events please see the events diary.

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