Useful organisations

Business Disability Forum

The Business Disability Forum builds disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.

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Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now is the campaign on gender diversity which aims to increase women’s success at work.

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Race for Opportunity

A campaigning organisation that is committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK.

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Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering coordinates a diversity programme to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession. 

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Royal Society

The Royal Society is committed to promoting diversity in UK science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine by seeking to increase participation from underrepresented groups. 

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The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) Disability Advisory Committee

STEMM DAC brings together the main academies, learned societies and professional bodies in science, engineering and medicine to speak with a clear authoritative voice on the inclusion of disabled people in STEMM education and employment.

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Stonewall

Stonewall has a long history of campaigning to achieve equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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Tomorrow’s Engineers

Tomorrow’s Engineers is a one stop shop for eleven to nineteen year olds and educators seeking information and resources about in engineering careers. It also runs a schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

WISE inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

WES has works to inspire women in engineering and allied sciences; promotes careers in engineering; supports companies with gender diversity; and speaks as the collective voice of women engineers.

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Useful materials

Fact Sheet: Ethnic Minorities in the STEM Sector

The factsheet produced by Race for Opportunity (RfO) gives an insight to the choices made by our BAME STEM students by subject, location and gender as well as a preview of the secondary school pipeline.

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Getting Girls into Engineering: A practical guide

This London Engineering Project guide, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes efforts to attract more girls to engineering as a choice of subject for study and as a career.

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Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering Innovation through a Diverse Workforce.

Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce is based on an exclusive survey of 321 executives at large global enterprises ($500 million-plus in annual revenues). All respondents had direct responsibility or oversight for their companies’ diversity and inclusion programmes.

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Guidance on handling requests for flexible working

Gives access to the Acas code of practice for handling requests for flexible working.

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How many engineers does it take to make a tin of baked beans?

This widely circulated booklet uses profiles of engineers from a range of different backgrounds to highlight many engineering careers.

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Improving Diversity in STEM

A report produced by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) in 2014 which brings together data and research from the last five years to build a picture of the current state of diversity in STEM, from education to the workforce.

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Journeys into Diversity: A roadmap for organisations

Produced by UKRC WISE to support the implementation of diversity and inclusion across STEM organisations.

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LGBT Survey: E&T hears from the engineering industry

A report on the experiences of E&T’s LGBT engineering engineers working within the industry.

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Making it real: LGBT inclusion at EY

A practical guide for advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender diversity and inclusion across global companies.

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Useful reports and sources of information

Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit

This is the full length version of this toolkit document which contains in-depth information on case studies.

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A picture of the UK scientific workforce: Interactive Chart

The interactive chart shows career stages in academia by discipline and by gender, disability and ethnicity using Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data from 2011/12.

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Routes to Diversity and Inclusion – a toolkit to help employers recruit, retain and develop a diverse workforce

A toolkit produced by the CIHT containing case studies and tips on implementing diversity and inclusion across the transportation sector.

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Creating an inclusive Workplace

The guide contains a range of practical ideas to help create an inclusive workplace.

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Designed to Inspire

This contains a suite of profiles and videos of black and minority ethnic engineering role models development by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with Tomorrow’s Engineers.

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Equality Act 2010 – Acas Guidance

Gives employer guidance on interpreting and implementing equality legislation.

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Equality and Diversity – how the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help

Provides organisations with a service to help organisations understand and address what needs to be done to address a range of issues related to equality and diversity.

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Engineering UK 2015 – the state of engineering

Annual statistics relating to the supply of engineering skills.

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Engineering Work Experience: An employer’s guide

Produce by the Inspiring the Next Generation subgroup of the Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Leadership Group (DLG), this booklets gives employers guidance in setting up work experience to engage a wider and more diverse cohort of students.

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Not for people like me – Under-represented groups in science, technology and engineering

A summary of the evidence: the facts, the fiction and what we should do next.

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Research report 6: Procurement and supplier diversity in the 2012 Olympics

This research was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to explore whether the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) procurement policies and practices are benefiting businesses in the five host boroughs of the London 2012 Olympic Games with a particular emphasis on businesses owned by ethnic minority groups, women, and disabled people.

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Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Resources

This bank of useful resources has been developed to support organisations working to promote diversity across the engineering profession and beyond.

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Statistics on Women in Engineering

Produced by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) the statistics give an overview of the participation of women in STEM occupations.

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Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), to investigate women engineers’ experiences in technical workplaces. The study, Stemming the Tide, reveals some of the challenges that women in engineering have to confront in their careers.

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The business case for equality and diversity: a survey of the academic literature.

Looks at the evidence for the business case for equality and diversity in private sector organisations.

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The Hidden Engineers

A report based in a survey of minority engineers conducted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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University Technical Colleges: Opening up opportunities for girls

Provides practical guidance to increase the participation of girls in STEM education activities.

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