June 2020

Shape the world - ​The Academy sponsors International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 23 June, and had a host of activity over a week long campaign, sharing actions to take. 



National Inclusion Week begins on the 28 September. Read more about inclusion in engineering and recommendations from the Academy here.



Black History Month

Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the UK. The event is formally recognised by the government and highlights Black history, culture, arts and contributions to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK. The Academy works with some of the world's leading BAME engineers. Read some of their stories, including how they got into engineering, their career highlights, and their thoughts on what more needs to be done to encourage BAME engineering leaders of the future.

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)

Events giving employers the opportunity to engage directly with diverse engineering students will take place between September and December. For more information contact us



The 18 November is LGBT STEM day, in 2019 the Academy took part in over a week of activity with internal events, the first delegation on PRIDE and an industry panel event. 



The Academy marks World Disability Day on 3 December (known formally as United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities), as means to acknowledge the barriers faced by disabled engineers and showcase Academy toolkits and resources to engineering organisations to help reduce these barriers and increase diversity and inclusion. 





February provides an opportunity to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers and current and historic barriers to inclusion. It is a chance to present positive role models and tools that can help to develop a more inclusive culture within engineering for LGBT+ engineers.