Here are the Academy's Diversity Newsletters, which are issued every six months.

Winter 2017 newsletter (1.71 MB)

June 2016 newsletter (1.16 MB)

December 2015 newsletter (1.22 MB)

Spring 2015 newsletter (246.54 KB)

Autumn 2014 newsletter (284.59 KB)

Spring 2014 newsletter (324.07 KB)

Autumn 2013 newsletter (321.29 KB)

Spring 2013 newsletter (396.85 KB)

Autumn 2012 newsletter (271.30 KB)

Spring 2012 newsletter (163.64 KB)

The Academy is supporting the Your Life campaign, launched by the government on 7 May 2014. The campaign features educators, industry and government working in partnership to boost female participation in technology and engineering.

The Academy pledges aim to support a change in how women and girls are encouraged to consider technology and engineering careers, the subject choices or vocational pathways  and their subsequent participation in the sector.

More detail about the campaign can be found on the campaign website:

Your Life campaign website


The Diversity team will list here any upcoming relevant events that have already taken place - including presentations where these are available.


Thursday 2 February 2017

‘What’s it like?’ – Launch of video series profiling LGBT engineers

February is LGBT History Month. What better time to focus on widening participation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people hoping to make a career in engineering?

Join us for an evening reception to celebrate the launch of a series of videos profiling LGBT engineers. The videos – organised by InterEngineering in partnership with Mott MacDonald and the Royal Academy of Engineering – profile successful LGBT engineers working from the design studio to the British Army.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by registering for a place.

Register here


Wednesday 22 February 2017

Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers

The word refugee stirs up many emotions. What is often overlooked is that a significant number of people granted refugee status in the UK (which carries full employment rights) are experienced and qualified professionals in a range of sectors including engineering. For a number of reasons, the majority of refugees struggle to find work relevant to their skills. At a time when the UK is experiencing a shortage of such skills this seems to be inexplicable. Organisations like Arcadis have recognised the opportunities that working with experienced professionals can bring.

This seminar showcases the Arcadis approach so that other organisations can learn from their programme.

To register, contact


Wednesday 8 March 2017

Semta Skills Awards Dinner

The Semta Skills Awards celebrate the 'Best of British' engineering and is a spectacular showcase of the talented individuals, inspiring businesses, skills and diversity from across the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.

The 2017 Semta Skills Awards campaign will launch on Thursday 1 September 2016, when nominations will officially open and the prestigious awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

You can reserve your table for the event now and save £200 on your booking.

To reserve a table or to find out more about how you can enter an award, please contact Megan Mullen or call on 01740 627006.