The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society are funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to run a programme of work to address the issue of diversity in the STEM workforce. The programme was originally funded for four years, but this has now been extended until 2020.

The Academy works with the Royal Society across a number of areas including data gathering, pilot activities, and showcasing role models. Both organisations work together on events to launch research findings and programme activities.

The programme has established productive links with key stakeholders, particularly professional engineering institutions (PEIs) and engineering employers. The other focus of the programme continues to be proactively collaborating with partner organisations and delivering activities and research that supplement the existing literature and evidence base on diversity.

Diversity Programme Report (4.39 MB)

Academy Diversity leaflet (831.59 KB)

For more information on the Academy's Diversity programme, please contact the Diversity team.